£1m down back of the sofa

The Sunday Post (Dundee) - - NEWS -

One Amer­i­can cou­ple had more to be thank­ful for than most on Thanks­giv­ing, af­ter a house clean led to the dis­cov­ery of a $1.8 mil­lion win­ning lot­tery ticket.

Harold and Tina Ehren­berg, from Louisiana, were clean­ing their house in prepa­ra­tion for guests com­ing round to cel­e­brate the State­side hol­i­day when they came across a few lot­tery tick­ets.

Af­ter check­ing the num­bers, they found a win­ning ticket from June.

Harold and Tina were just in time, be­cause the win­nings have to be claimed within 180 days, mean­ing they only had two weeks left when they dis­cov­ered it.

The money is go­ing into a re­tire­ment fund rather than a spend­ing splurge, but this is one time when house clean­ing turned into any­thing but a chore.

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