House cleaner finds Massachusetts man his $1 million missing lottery ticket
Medford: (Web Desk) A man in Massachusetts forgot about a winning lottery ticket worth $1 million until his house cleaner found it.
Khalil Soussa purchased the winning ticket at Tony’s Convenience on Salem Street in Medford a few months ago, earning the retailer a $10,000 bonus, USA Today reported.
The “$15,000,000 Money Maker” scratch-off ticket sold for $30, was left to collect dust in a vase, according to the Massachusetts Lottery.
While his housekeeper was deep cleaning, she noticed the old lottery ticket inside of the decoration. Instead of throwing it away, she brought it to Soussa’s attention, and he discovered that it was not a worthless ticket but a winner of the game’s $1 million second-tier prize.
Soussa visited Massachusetts Lottery headquarters and chose to receive the cash option of the prize, a $650,000 one-time payment before taxes. While he did not say whether his house cleaner will also be getting a bonus, he told the Lottery that he plans on using some of the winnings to help a friend and donate to charity.