A lot of people put off cleaning as much as possible. However, based on a startling story involving a Louisiana Couple, lottery players might have a good reason to spruce up their home. They might just find the winning ticket they need.
A Great Clean
Tina Ehrenberg and her husband are from Mandeville. It’s a small town just seventy-five miles from the state capital, Baton Rouge. They were cleaning up their home to prepare for Thanksgiving in November. While tidying and preparing for her extended family’s arrival, she found a large stack of lottery tickets on her nightstand.
The tickets she discovered had been forgotten, and one was from the draw of the 6th June. The ticket actually only had two weeks left to be claimed for the win. While some people might have thrown the tickets away, the couple decided to check them and made a shocking discovery.
One of the cards was a winning ticket with a $1.8 million jackpot. Based on the current exchange rate this was a £1.4 million win!
The couple told the Louisiana Lottery Corporation they were amazed by the win and just couldn’t believe it. Apparently, the players kept checking the numbers constantly before making a claim. That’s understandable as false claims do occur but that wasn’t the case this time. The lucky pair really had made the massive win.
In the States, lottery wins are taxable. However, after state and federal taxes the lucky couple still netted a total $1.3 million. At this point, other players might have expected them to spend their cash on a luxury item or a crazy purchase.
However, Tina told the press that they weren’t planning on any crazy spends. Instead, they decided to invest all their winnings into retirement. This is quite a common choice, and many people do decide that the best way to use a lottery win is to gain financial security.
What was the best part of winning? According to Tina’s husband, the best part was cashing the cheque. That could be because when players go to the bank after a win, they are treated like royalty. Banks often have special teams for those looking to make a big investment or transfer into their account. While it’s not quite like being wined and dined, it can feel remarkably similar.
It seems then that there are a few messages that players can take from this story. First, players should never disregard tickets just because they are close to being expired and should not forget about tickets that they have purchased. Second, it’s good for players to think carefully about how they would use the money if they did win. After all, it’s better to make a smart choice like this Louisiana couple. Finally, players shouldn’t put off cleaning their home because it’s quite possible there is a winning lottery ticket lurking somewhere that might have been misplaced or completely forgotten. Ultimately, a good home clean could be the secret to a startling lottery win.
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