A Michigan man meant to buy one lottery ticket, but instead accidentally bought two, and the mistake paid him an extra $1 million.
Samir Mazahem, 56, of Dearborn Heights had saved numbers on a lottery app and purchased a ticket for the June 9 Mega Millions drawing. He then realized he bought the two tickets with the same numbers.
“I was a little bummed but didn’t think much about it,” Mazahem told lottery officials.
It was just his luck, though, as those numbers were the winning ones and he won a million dollars — twice.
“I couldn’t believe it was real," Mazahem said. "It took several days for the reality to set in that my mistake had paid off to the tune of $2 million!”
He recently claimed his prize and hopes to buy a new house with his winnings.