Man Wins $1M Lottery After Housekeeper Finds Forgotten Ticket

According to a press release from the Massachusetts State Lottery, a Medford resident named Khalil Soussa won $1,000,000 with an instant game called “15,000,000 Money Maker.”

A Massachusetts man bought a $15,000,000 Money Maker ticket, but it had been “gathering dust” for months after he had forgotten about it.

Soussa forgot about it until his housekeeper stumbled upon it. She found the ticket in a vase and gave it to him, and that is when he learned it was a “huge winner.”

According toreports, Soussa chose to take home the cash prize option and received a lump sum payment of $650,000, less any applicable state and federal tax withholdings.

Tony’s Convenience Store, located at 416 Salem Street in Medford, is where the winning ticket was bought. According to lottery officials, the business will get a $10,000 bonus from selling the winning ticket.

Soussa plans to use some of his prize money to assist a friend, and the rest will be donated to a charity of his choosing.

All 351 of Massachusetts’s municipalities have benefited from the Massachusetts State Lottery’s involvement in their communities through funding for programs and other forms of local help.

According to the Massachusetts State Lottery’s website, “$1.193 billion in Lottery net profit was returned to the Commonwealth for unrestricted local aid to the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts” in the 2023 fiscal year.

A record $350 million in commissions and bonuses were paid out to lottery shops by the lottery. According to its official website, the Massachusetts State Lottery is the only “self-operated lottery in the nation.”

According to its website, the organization boasts the lowest administrative expenditures in the country at $120.5 million, or about 2% of total sales.

This should motivate you to clean up the house if you’ve been putting it off.

In 2018, in Mandeville, Louisiana, residents Harold and Tina Ehrenberg were also cleaning when they came across a lotto ticket they had bought months before.

In a statement issued by the Louisiana Lottery, Tina Ehrenberg stated, “We have family coming into town for Thanksgiving, so I was cleaning up the home and noticed a couple of Lottery tickets on my nightstand that we hadn’t checked.”

Fortunately, the pair came across the ticket when they did. Two more weeks of waiting would have resulted in nothing, as the 180-day window to claim the award would have expired.

They won 1.8 million dollars.