94-Year-Old Veteran Almost Threw Away $6.5M Winning Lottery Ticket
New York Daily News
By Blake Alsup
5 Aug 2019
"I have what I need, and I'm 94," Bowker said. "This is a wonderful way to help my family."
An Oregon Megabucks sample lottery ticket. Via Oregon Lottery
A 94-year-old Air Force veteran from Oregon almost threw away his chance to be a millionaire.
"I have what I need, and I'm 94," Bowker said. "This is a wonderful way to help my family."William Bowker plays the lottery often, but when his granddaughter checked his latest lottery ticket, she thought it was for the Mega Millions jackpot instead of Megabucks.++He decided to double check the ticket, and it paid off -- literally.
"She got done, and later, I thought I should double-check it before throwing it away," Bowker said in a news release from the Oregon Lottery. "I am glad I did. I immediately thought -- BOOM! I won!"
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