What's more unbelievable?
That he WON over a million bucks in the lottery OR that he actually found the ticket again after losing it?
A Tennessee man who won more than $1 million from the state lottery this month, nearly missed out on the massive prize when he briefly lost his ticket.
Nick Slatten of Sparta, brought the ticket at Village Market on March 10 before heading home. The next morning, Slatten said he checked the Tennessee Lottery app and discovered the ticket was worth $1,178,746.
“I was stunned. I couldn’t believe it,” Slatten said, according to a news release by the Tennessee Lottery. “I can’t express it. It was something else.”
Slatten said he rushed to his fiancée Michelle’s workplace to tell. He said he spent the rest of the day running errands, including taking his brother to an O’Reilly Auto Parts store.
But about an hour later, Slatten said he realized he didn’t have the ticket anymore.