Oblivious lottery winner's ticket spent two months in glove box
UPI News Service, 03/29/2021
A Virginia man said a lottery ticket that earned him a $100,000 jackpot was forgotten in his vehicle's glove box for nearly two months.
Felton Lumpkin, of Mechanicsville, told Virginia Lottery officials he was going through the glove box in his vehicle recently when he came across the Virginia's New Year's Millionaire Raffle ticket he had bought from the Sheetz store in North Chesterfield nearly two months earlier.
Lumpkin said he was shocked when he checked the numbers and discovered he had been driving around with a $100,000 winning ticket.
"I screamed for my wife to come look," Lumpkin said. "It really hasn't sunk in yet!"
Lumpkin said he has no immediate plans for his winnings.
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