They Found $1 Million in Their Trash

Joseph and Joanne Zagami of North Attleborough, Mass., have won $1 million on a lottery ticket that they fished out of their trash after mistakenly throwing it away, the Associated Press reports.

Lottery winners Joseph and Joanne ZagamiAfter buying the $5 scratch-off ticket from a supermarket vending machine, the state lottery commission says, the Zagamis dropped it into one of their grocery bags and then forgot about it.

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following day, when the Zagamis realized that neither of them had scratched the ticket, they dug through their trash, found it, and hit the jackpot – literally.

In claiming their prize on July 24, the Zagamis opted for a one-time lump sum payment of $650,000 before taxes.

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