Couple Almost Throws Away $700,000 Lottery Ticket

A couple in Australia nearly threw out a $700,000 winning lottery ticket  after they checked the winning numbers against the wrong week's  results. The West Australian reports that the unnamed Albany  couple decided to double check the numbers and discovered they had  actually won the Division One prize. "I was ready to throw the ticket  out but thankfully my wife decided to recheck it," the husband said.  "Let me tell you--once we realized we'd won it was a bloody long drive  from Albany." Now that they've claimed their prize, he says the couple  plans on buying a new home and taking a vacation. "We might also take a  holiday because, let's face it, we're not getting any younger," he  quipped.

Source:  UPI