Lotto players are constantly told to remember to check their tickets after the draw, but for one lucky jackpot winner this advice came in handy in the nick of time.
Lotto players are prone to let their tickets pile up without ever giving them a second thought, but you can be certain that this New Jersey retiree will never fail to check his tickets ever again. Jimmie Smith, a 68 year old retired security guard, went through a stack of old lottery tickets and discovered that one of them was a $24 million winning ticket; which was set to expire in two days!
America's Powerball is responsible for creating the biggest lottery jackpot of ever, a mind-blowing $1.6 billion on January 13th 2016. The draw happens at approximately 04:00 UK time every Thursday and Sunday and the results are posted to the Giant Lottos website soon thereafter.
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