Dumped lottery ticket wins $3 million

19th November 2018 7:48am

A homeless Michigan man has won $3 million on the state lotto but had to retrieve his winning ticket from the bin to claim the prize!

Lotto 47The winner who has chosen to remain anonymous realised his $1 ticket was a winner after his usual 5, 12, 24, 31, 35, and 42 numbers came up in the October Lotto 47 drawing.

However, he was unable to claim it until he had retrieved it from the bin after accidentally throwing it away.

"As soon as I saw they matched, I started shaking and haven't stopped since," he said.

"It's been a rough couple of years for me. An injury caused me to go on disability and I haven't been able to find any work. Winning this prize has turned my life around in an instant. It means I can finally get some medical procedures that I couldn't have afforded before. This will undoubtedly improve my quality of life."

Each Lotto 47 draw requires you to select six numbers from one to 47 for a chance to win a jackpot starting at $1 million and it grows until someone wins it. 

Play World Lotteries online from any country on the planet at TheLotter.com. Choose from more than 50 world wide lotteries. And the best part of all...you keep 100% of your winnings!

Play Lottos Online

Biggest Jackpots

US Flag Mega Millions $970M Play Now! Europe Flag EuroMillions Superdraw $157M Play Now! Europe Flag EuroMillions $96M Play Now! Spain Flag Spain La Primitiva $35M Play Now! US Flag Powerball $20M Play Now! France Flag France Loto Special Draw $16M Play Now!

More Lotto News

US Lottery jackpots top $1.3 billion

Mega Millions and Powerball top $1.3 billion

Jan 13th
Lotto winner almost gifts ticket

Lotto player almost gifts winning ticket

Jan 8th
Mega Millions hits $490 million

Mega Millions hits $490m jackpot

Jan 7th
Happy New Year from World Lottery Site

Happy New Year from World Lottery Site

Dec 28th
Powerball and Mega Millions race on

Powerball and Mega Millions race on

Dec 25th
Enter Spanish New Year Lottery

Enter the Spanish New Year Lottery online

Dec 25th