Grandfather Finds $24M Winning Lottery Ticket in Old Shirt
A grandfather in New Jersey has claimed a $24 million lottery win after finding the missing ticket in an old shirt.
Jimmie Smith had just two days left in which to claim the prize before the one-year deadline expired. A news report about the unclaimed jackpot inspired him to search for the ticket. He said that he ended up finding a pile of old tickets, one of which was the winning one. When he realised that he’d won he said that he had “stick my head out the window and breathe in some fresh air. I was in serious doubt. I really had to convince myself this was real.”
He said that he has been playing the lottery for more than fifty years but admits he regularly forgets to check his tickets. Now he plans to have a discussion with his family about what to do with the money.