Charles Dudley stopped into the Georgetown Shell May 2 for some ice cream.
He also ended up buying a Powerball Quick Pick, which he stuffed into his wallet, and forgot about until he cleaned it out and found the $1 million winning ticket among a stack of receipts.
“I checked the winning numbers on the lottery's website and couldn't believe it,” Dudley said in a release. “I checked it over and over. The numbers were a match. It didn't feel real, though, until I checked the location of where the ticket was sold. It was where I bought my ticket.”
He claimed the prize 23 days before it was going to expire.
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