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Lost Powerball ticket worth $50,000 found three months later

Written by on February 27, 2024

Matt Perdue feared he had thrown out a Powerball ticket worth $50,000 until it turned up in a company car three months later. Photo courtesy of the Kentucky Lottery

A Kentucky man who spent three months thinking he had thrown out a Powerball ticket worth $50,000 came across it by chance in a company car.

Mark Perdue told Kentucky Lottery officials he bought a ticket for the Oct. 30, 2023, Powerball drawing at AM Express in Bowling Green.

About a week later, I go back to the store to buy a Diet Mountain Dew when the owner tells me, ‘Congratulations,'” Perdue recalled. “I said, ‘For what?’ And she said, ‘You won the lottery.’ I said, ‘I wish.’ She said, ‘You did, I have you on video.'”

Perdue said he and his wife searched high and low for the ticket, but started to fear it may have been thrown in the trash.

“I’ve been beating myself up for three months thinking I threw this ticket away,” his wife said. “I did throw a ticket away, but it was an older ticket. Then I convinced myself maybe it was this ticket.”

Perdue, who works as president of Kiriu USA, said he was hosting a visitor from another plant earlier this month and went out to check on the condition of a company car for the visitor to use.

Source : UPI News

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