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“When I showed the ticket to the saleswomen, they almost had a fit.”
Without thinking too much, Michael Schlemmer bought a scratch card when he had to stop at a gas station – and won the main prize.
Michael Schlemmer didn’t expect it: When he ran out of gas and bought a scratch card at the gas station, he won big.
“I showed the ticket to the saleswomen, and they almost had a fit,” Schlemmer recalled.
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He drove to the lottery office and took home a check for $616,300 after taxes.
“I’m now going to spend my newfound fortune on a new car and put the rest aside,” he explains.
An American had to stop at a gas station.
In addition to the gasoline he needed, he rented a lottery ticket for himself.
The Kentucky man won the $1 million jackpot.
Michael Schlemmer was driving comfortably in the US state of Kentucky when he ran out of gas. Against his will, he stopped at the gas station a. With $40 cash in his wallet, he spent $20 on gas — and used the rest to shop A spontaneous lottery ticket.
“The saleswomen almost have a fit.”
“I scratched the lottery ticket, looked at it, and went back to the store,” Schlemmer recalls. “I showed it to the saleswomen and they almost had a fit.” The shop owners were also present and started to smile.
And, in fact, Schlemmer had reason to smile: his scratch card showed the symbol meaning the main prize of $1 million (about 900,000 Swiss francs) would be won instantly. The lucky winner remained skeptical until he received the check a few days later.
After taxes, it was $616,300
Schlemmer drove to the lottery office and took home a check for $616,300 after taxes. The headquarters wrote that it opted for a one-time payment of $862,000 rather than annual installments.
Schlemmer had already planned to buy a new car before he bought the lucky ticket. “I’m now going to spend my newfound fortune on a new car and put the rest aside,” he explains. “I used to jokingly tell the car dealer that I was just waiting for the big win – and now I really did.”
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