Visiting father discovers son’s lifetime lottery win

Visiting father discovers son’s lifetime lottery win

A Michigan guy mentioned he would possibly have by no means recognized about his $25,00zero a 12 months for lifestyles lottery jackpot if his father hadn’t come to discuss with.

Bhavik Patel, 29, of Kentwood, informed Michigan Lottery officers he purchased a Lucky for Life price tag from the Speedway fuel station at 16819 Marsh Road in Haslett with the numbers 7, 12, 20, 27, and 48.

“I bought the ticket when I was visiting my sister, who lives in Lansing,” mentioned Patel. “I never thought about it again until my dad came to me with a shocked look on his face to tell me I won.”

Patel mentioned the price tag for the April 23 drawing sat in a pile of unchecked tickets on his table for 2 months till his father came visiting.

“I buy tickets and a lot of times I will forget to check them right away,” Patel mentioned. “My dad was in town visiting recently and saw a pile of tickets on my desk, so he started checking them. If he hadn’t done that, who knows when, or if, I would have found out that I had won.”

Patel visited lottery headquarters Friday and selected to take his prize as an annuity: $25,00zero a 12 months for lifestyles or 20 years, whichever is larger. With his winnings, he plans to pay expenses after which save the rest for now.

“Knowing I can count on this for the rest of my life gives me such a sense of security,” Patel mentioned.

For simply $2 in line with play, Lucky For Life provides Lottery gamers a possibility to win prizes starting from $three to a lifetime of money. To win the sport’s most sensible prize of $1,00zero an afternoon for lifestyles, gamers will have to fit all 5 successful numbers starting from 1 to 48, plus one Lucky Ball starting from 1 to 18. Players who fit all 5 successful numbers, however now not the Lucky Ball, will win $25,00zero a 12 months for lifestyles.

Lucky for Life is a multi-state lottery sport, available to buy in 24 states plus the District of Columbia. Lucky For Life drawings happen each Monday and Thursday at 10:35 p.m.

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Updated: June 26, 2018 — 12:06 am

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