A Michigan man who didn't realize he had netted $1 million reportedly overlooked his jackpot win and almost threw away his lottery ticket. Meanwhile, a mother of two sets of twins won the jackpot playing the Fast Play Payday game.

A 60-year-old Wayne County man reportedly bought his winning Triple Million ticket from a CVS store in Taylor after using some of the $500 he won from a scratch-off lottery ticket, United Press International reported.

"I won $500 on a scratch-off ticket and used the winnings to purchase a few Triple Million tickets," the man said.

After buying the tickets, the man got into his car and scratched his stubs. After scratching the tickets, he initially believed that he did not win anything. However, he decided to scan the tickets on the lottery app to make sure and found that he had actually won a $1-million lottery prize on one of the stubs.

"When a message came up that I'd won $1 million, I was confused. I looked the ticket over again and that's when I realized that I really had won $1 million. I couldn't believe I missed it," he said.

When asked about what he plans to do with the prize money, he said that he intends to pay his bills, make investments and bolster his savings.

"Winning is a great feeling and will provide a nice financial cushion for me when the time comes to retire," the winner said.

In a similar but unrelated incident, a mother of two sets of twins, who hails from Baltimore County, reportedly won a $133,586 progressive jackpot playing the Fast Play Payday game, WBAL-TV reported.

The winner, identified as Emily Keidel, of Kingsville, a mother of twin boys and twin girls, said she and her husband love playing lottery games but had taken a long break. However, out of nowhere, Keidel got an urge to try her luck.

"I had a feeling I should play, an itch to play," she said. "I don't know what it was."

Keidel bought her winning ticket on Jan. 15 at 7-Eleven No. 26753 at 8601 Honeygo Blvd. in White Marsh. She reportedly had $20 and bought four $5 Payday games with it.

"I had $20 and I bought four of the $5 Payday games," she said.

Even though the first three Payday tickets were not winners, she saw a surprising message in the Maryland Lottery app for the fourth stub. She later took the ticket back to the 7-Eleven store to get it scanned and realized that she had won a progressive jackpot prize of $133,586.

After realizing her lottery win, Keidel and her husband decided to begin searching for a bigger house for their growing family.

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