Another American Lottery Prize Claimed Just Before it Was Due to Expire

Yesterday we told you about an Austin Woman Claims Powerball Prize In The Nick Of Time and now it’s the turn for a Mega Millions lottery player who after misplacing his winning lottery ticket just happened to come across it and claim the win just eight days before with ticket was due to expire.

Joemel Panisa from Oregon, USA works as a banquet manager for Salishan Spa & Golf Resort and for nearly an entire year, he’s been completely unaware of the fact that he’s been a millionaire due to his lucky Mega Millions lottery ticket.  Joemel bought the Mega Millions ticket nearly a year ago and after purchasing the usa lotto ticket he put it into an envelope for safe keeping in his draw in his office.

Unfortunately, Joemel never double checked his ticket and subsequently he completely forgot about it.

The winning numbers in that Mega Millions draw were: 29-41-53-54-70 and the Mega Ball 12. The Oregon player matched the five main balls but missed out on the Mega Ball. If he'd matched that too, then he'd have won the $22m jackpot.

Mega Millions winner

Joemel, like many others in the state, works from their home offices due to the cold winter weather. While cleaning his office Joemel discovered the Mega Millions ticket.  Thankfully he double checked the ticket before tossing it out and was amazed that it was worth a whopping $1 million!

What Joemel also discovered was that the Mega Millions winning lottery ticket was about to expire on the 17 January, 2017.  This gave him just eight day to claim the Mega Millions win.  He must be thanking his lucky stars that he got the urge to tidy up his office that for sure, and we seriously doubt that he will ever complain about the weather again – not when the snow and the ice storm caused him to become a millionaire!

What do we learn from this?

Even though we are happy to know that Joemel eventually did find his Mega Millions lottery ticket, we can't help but once again feel that by playing the lottery online you are doing yourself the best service possible as losing, misplacing or forgetting about your lottery ticket is just not possible.

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Best of luck!

The PlayUSALotteries.com Team



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