C'mon Get Happy: Two Awesome Lottery Stories


If you need a good reason to clean out your car or truck, this is it.

Jason Jacobs of Independence, Missouri, was cleaning out his truck and found a Powerball lottery ticket worth $50,000.

He purchased the ticket ahead of the January 24th drawing and tossed it into the center console of his truck -- where it stayed for more than two months. He took the ticket to a store and the scanner read, "Claim at Lottery office," so he knew it must have been a large prize. His only concern was that he may have missed his opportunity to claim the prize.

Luckily for him, he hadn't yet run out of time and the lottery office told him it was worth $50,000. Jason says he'll put the money into a college fund for his baby and maybe a family vacation.


A guy in northern Virginia named Benjamin Owens recently won $200,000 on a scratch-off lottery ticket.  And it wasn't his first time winning. He also won 200 grand on another scratcher almost exactly 14 years ago, in March of 2004. We're not sure how old he is, but he looks like he's in his 60s.  And check out how generous he is. Back when he won the first 200 grand, he decided to split the money with his family.  He gave some to his son, his daughter, and his wife. And he says he's doing the same thing this time around and dividing it up between them. His daughter joked that her dad is, quote, "getting pretty good at this." 


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