Couple goes to throw away scratch ticket, but friend steps in and finds HUGE win

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Ogemaw County, MI — A Mid-Michigan couple almost threw away a lottery ticket worth $2 million.

The Ogemaw County couple was on the verge of throwing the Mega Money Multiplier ticket away, when a friend checked it and discovered the couple won $2 million.

The couple bought the $20 ticket at the Clear Lake Bar, 2212 N. Clear Lake Road in West Branch.

They scratched the ticket and thought it was a loser. That’s when their friend stepped in.

“I didn’t know the ticket was a winner, and our friend wanted to look it over,” said the husband, who wished to remain anonymous. “When he told us the ticket was a $2 million winner, we were shocked.”

The news traveled fast and nearly the whole town learned about the couple’s winning ticket.

“Almost everyone in town knows we are the big winners and they are happy for us,” the husband said.

He elected to receive the prize in one lump sum, which was about $1.3 million.

The wife immediately retired from her job. Now that they’re both retired, the couple plans to invest the money in their retirement and enjoy time camping.

The Mega Money Multiplier features prizes ranging from $20 up to $2 million. More than $42 million remain in the game, including one $2 million top prize.

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