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Man rescues lotto ticket from garbage, wins $25,000 a year for life

Apr 12, 2019, 11:55 am

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Lucky for LifeLucky for Life: Man rescues lotto ticket from garbage, wins $25,000 a year for lifeRating:

A Michigan man will be making $25,000 a year for life after rescuing his lotto ticket from the garbage.

Jeff Heinig rescued his Lucky for Life ticket from the trash after he initially tossed it thinking it was worthless.

Heinig, who is from the town of Harrison, purchased the ticket last Wednesday. 

He told the state's lotto officials that he got his dates mixed up and checked the website before the drawing had even happened.

"I was back on the website Friday, and the Lucky For Life numbers caught my eye. They were the numbers I always play, and that's when it hit me that I had checked my ticket before the drawing had happened. I searched high and low for the ticket, but couldn't find it anywhere until I went rifling through the trash," he said at a press conference Monday.

The ticket matched all of the balls drawn on Thursday night: 3, 4, 8, 16, and 27. 

Once he realized he was the big winner, he called his wife, Wendy, in a state of euphoria. 

Wendy said that the money is a big help to the couple after Jeff faced health issues earlier this year. 

"We've had a rough start to the year," she said. "Earlier this year, Jeff had a massive heart attack and actually died three times before they saved his life. We're all so fortunate to still have him with us, and winning this prize means we can enjoy doing some fun things together that we couldn't have afforded before."

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Raven62's avatar - binary
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Sweet! Best of Luck to the Lucky Couple!

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    Las Vegas, NV
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    This man is LUCKY for real!!! Hope they both can relax now and keep his ticker working for a good long time and enjoy life! Great feel good story.

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      Ringleader
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      Great Story, congrats and get that heart healthy.

      Hello Friends. See Ya!

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        What a wonderful surprise! Congratulations to this lucky couple.

         "We are all in this together!" 

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          Northern Beaches
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          Subscriptions are the way to go!

           

          I like the safety and security of subscriptions. You can't loose your ticket.

           

          If you forget to check your tickets, the prize money is automatically credited to your account.

           

          If you win a jackpot, or large prize, the lottery will contact you!

           

           

          It's a win win situation!

            TheMeatman2005's avatar - lightening
            Brooklyn, NY
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            Congrats on the win and rescue.

            The doctors saved him three times and he saved a winning $25 k / year ticket from a trashy death.

            Win4Life pays $52 k / year if you match 5 of 5 without the cash ball.

            The Meatman 🥩🍗🍔🍖🍤🌭

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              Simpsonville
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              Congrats on the win and rescue.

              The doctors saved him three times and he saved a winning $25 k / year ticket from a trashy death.

              Win4Life pays $52 k / year if you match 5 of 5 without the cash ball.

              Don't you mean Cash for Life?  Yes, it pays better, has better odds than Lucky 4 Life.

              Told my friend here's a Cashball 225 and L4L to check and keep any winnings.  Of course L4L had a $150 winner on, but the money is getting returned to me.  Good Karma there.

                TheMeatman2005's avatar - lightening
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                Don't you mean Cash for Life?  Yes, it pays better, has better odds than Lucky 4 Life.

                Told my friend here's a Cashball 225 and L4L to check and keep any winnings.  Of course L4L had a $150 winner on, but the money is getting returned to me.  Good Karma there.

                Oops! Yes, I meant Cash4Life

                The Meatman 🥩🍗🍔🍖🍤🌭

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                  Congrats to the WinnersDance

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