A couple from Louisiana has over a million more reasons to be thankful this year thanks to a little last-minute holiday cleaning.
Harold and Tina Ehrenberg from Mandeville were tidying up their house in preparation for Thanksgiving guests when they found a few unchecked lottery tickets among some papers on their bedside table.
“We [had] family coming into town for Thanksgiving, so I was cleaning up the house and found a few lottery tickets on my nightstand that we hadn’t checked,” Tina recalled.
Upon checking the numbers on the lottery website, they found that they had a $1.8 million winning ticket from June.
It’s a good thing that they checked the numbers, too – since the prize needs to be claimed within 180 days of the drawing, the Ehrenbergs only had two weeks left to climb their prize.
Despite winning the staggering amount of money, the couple won’t be blowing all their cash on fancy cars. Instead, they will be putting the money into a retirement fund.
“We don’t have any plans to buy anything crazy or go on any big trips,” Tina explained. “The most fun is going to be depositing that check!” Harold added.
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