Air Force Vet Wins Millions After Nearly Tossing Winning Lottery Ticket in the Trash

After more than nine decades, one can say 94-year-old Air Force veteran William Bowker has seen it all.  His keen eye caught the detail that won him millions from the lottery—but the ticket nearly got tossed in the trash. Bowker's granddaughter checked the lotto ticket for him and mistook the Oregon Megabucks ticket for a Mega Millions ticket. Bowker saved the day by following his gut instinct. "She got done, and later, I thought I should double-check it before throwing it away," Bowker said, according
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After more than nine decades, one can say 94-year-old Air Force veteran William Bowker has seen it all. 

His keen eye caught the detail that won him millions from the lottery — but the ticket nearly got tossed in the trash.

Bowker's granddaughter checked the lotto ticket for him and mistook the Oregon Megabucks ticket for a Mega Millions ticket.

Bowker saved the day by following his gut instinct.

"She got done, and later, I thought I should double-check it before throwing it away," Bowker said, according to CNN. "I am glad I did. I immediately thought, 'BOOM! I won!'"

Bowker hit a $6.5 million jackpot. He opted for the lump sum payout of $3.25 million, which shook out to $2.2 million after taxes. 

The vet said he’s not keeping the cash for himself.

"I have what I need, and I'm 94. This is a wonderful way to help my family," Bowker stated.

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