Michigan Lottery winner hides $1 million ticket in flour jar
My favorite story of the week: A Detroit U.S. Postal Worker purchased a winning Mega Millions lottery ticket and hid it in a flour jar while he and his wife thought about it.
Then he went into work three days later and started cleaning out hhis locker. When his boss asked him what was going on, the soon-to-be millionaire told him “I got a million and I’m retiring!” After 31 years as a mail carrier.
Wouldn’t we all love to be in that position!?!
Fred Morgan had the five winning numbers (15-18-29-41-50) in the April 17 Mega Millions game.
He purchased his winning ticket at the Mobil gas station at 25828 Ford Road in Dearborn Heights, Michigan, and knew he won the day after the drawing, but he told Michigan lottery officials that he stashed the ticket in flour and a few other places while he and his wife considered what to do with the windfall.
“We watched that ticket carefully,” Morgan said. “We thought somebody may look in the sugar jar, but no one would ever check for anything valuable in the flour.”
What a great story! And you know, there’s an ever better way to play and you don’t have to hide your ticket in the flour jar. FreeLotto: It’s free. You can play from home every day. And the odds are similar.