Problems are always a blessing in disguise. They are the driving force that help us learn, grow and become wiser individuals. Problems can also help us become lucky, too! This was certainly the case for a lucky Mega Millions lottery player from Michigan. The lottery player won $1 million all thanks to his flight getting cancelled! Do you now see how bad luck can also lead to good fortune?
The lucky winner, Paul Kuharevicz, age 56, was on his way home from a business trip when his flight to get back home was cancelled. He ended up waiting around for another plane and that’s when he decided to rent a car to drive the rest of the distance. The trip was 190 miles, which meant he would be able to get home in a few hours instead of waiting around until a flight could take him home.
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As soon as he arrived home, he remembered that he left his bike at the office so he went to go pick it up. It was on his way to the office that he stopped at a lottery retailer to buy a ticket for that evening’s Mega Millions draw.
“The next morning, my son sent me a text and told me to check my ticket because someone had won $1 million on a ticket bought at Ladd’s,” explained the winner. It’s often happened where lottery winners discover they have won a huge prize after coming back from a vacation.
It just so happened that he was indeed the lucky winner after his ticket matched five main numbers in the Mega Millions draw that took place on the 4th of August. The winning Mega Millions numbers were 9-17-25-63-71 and the bonus ball was 4. Had this winner matched the bonus ball too, he would have won the entire jackpot!
Paul bought his winning ticket from Ladd’s and Company on Henry Street in Muskegon. It’s almost like fate intervened! With so much money in the bank, the Mega Millions winners said that he’s now finally able to keep his good promises to his wife. “I’ve always told my wife if I win the lottery then she can retire,” he explained. His wife has been a teacher for 28 years and will finally get to retire next year and start taking it easy.
The Mega Millions lotto winner also has plans to use his money on paying off his mortgage, buy a new bicycle and invest the rest of it. That just goes to show that anyone can become a Mega Millions winner at anytime, anywhere. All you have to do to stand a chance of winning is to buy yourself lottery tickets for the next big draw.
Don’t waste any more time! The more you play, the better your chances!
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