Lottery Ticket Thrown in Trash Wins Couple $2 Million

A Michigan woman whose husband frequently buys lottery tickets for her  birthday almost lost a $2 million winning ticket by throwing it in the  trash. UPI reports that the woman mistakenly thought the Multiplier  Spectacular ticket she scratched off was not a winner, but her husband  was less certain. 

He rescued the tossed ticket from the trash, took it  to get scanned, and discovered it was worth $2 million. The couple  visited the lottery headquarters on Tuesday and opted for the lump sum  option of $1.3 million. "We don't consider ourselves to be lucky, so  this was a nice surprise," the man said.