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Detroit man wins $2 million after accidentally buying an extra lottery ticket

Samir Mazahem, 56, of Dearborn Heights said he was saving numbers on a lottery app after buying a $2 ticket for the June 9 Mega Millions game. He then realized that he had purchased a second ticket with the same numbers.

By: AP | Michigan | Updated: October 26, 2020 9:45:49 am
Detroit man accidental lottery win, lottery win, man 2 million lottery win, one million jackpot, 2 million jackpot, Detroit man jackpot, Trending news, Indian Express news.Samir Mazahem who won two $1 million jackpots, recently claimed his prize and plans to buy a new house and save the rest. (Picture credit: Representational / Hermann Traub via Pixabay)

In what most people would consider a lucrative mistake, a Detroit-area man who accidentally bought an extra lottery ticket has won two $1 million jackpots.

Samir Mazahem, 56, of Dearborn Heights said he was saving numbers on a lottery app after buying a $2 ticket for the June 9 Mega Millions game. He then realized that he had purchased a second ticket with the same numbers.

“I was a little bummed but didn’t think much about it,” Mazahem said.

Until he recently logged onto the app and found he had two $1 million winners.

“I couldn’t believe it was real,” Mazahem said. “It took several days for the reality to set in that my mistake had paid off to the tune of $2 million!”

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