If you’re ever looking for a reason to clean out your car, it’s this one. A woman from Redcliff, Alberta found a winning $1 million lottery ticket in her car. She had been driving around with it inside her car for two months and didn't realize. The forgotten million-dollar ticket was surely a happy discovery.
Erin Taefu had just returned from a convention in Calgary when she decided to clean out her car, according to a press release.
"I had just got back from a trip, and I was cleaning out my car," said Taefu. "I found some tickets in the car and in the house that I hadn’t checked yet."
One from Lotto 6/49 dated back to October. When she checked, she found she had actually won a million dollars.
"I just couldn’t believe it! I was in complete shock. I had to keep going back and scanning it on the app."
Luckily, this was no dream; Taefu was suddenly a millionaire. She said she'll be using most of the money to invest in her future and live mortgage-free for the rest of her life.
You're more likely to be killed by a vending machine related accident than to win the lottery.— Fact (@Fact)1579303020.0
It feels weirdly common for lottery winners to completely forget to retrieve their ridiculous sums of money.
When I put the lottery on and convince myself I’ll win https://t.co/MN8E54fsAl— Koren (@Koren)1579471257.0
Fortunately for Taefu, her sense of organization managed to net her a whole haul of cash.
Taefu said she bought the ticket originally for $10 at a gas station, proving against all odds that those things are worth buying sometimes.
if i ever win the lottery i'm getting everyone a fursuit— 🌹 Poss Pal 🌹 (@🌹 Poss Pal 🌹)1578952878.0
What would you do with a million dollars? If you moved to Vancouver, you could buy one of these sweet cribs.