A lucky man in the USA thought he was going to suffer a heart attack after frantically searching for his lost ticket after realising he had just won the lottery.
Greg Escue, 66, from the city of Davison, Michigan State, USA, said his heart skipped a few beats after he saw he had matched lucky numbers 9, 19, 24, 33 and 34 earlier this month.
But he had a real fright when he couldn’t then find the tickets that he bought earlier at the Kroeger gas station at 524 North State Street.
He then reportedly searched all over his place, before finally discovering them in his car.
Greg said in a statement obtained by Newsflash from Michigan Lottery: “I was scrolling through the nightly results and saw that the Fantasy 5 jackpot had been hit.
“I got out of bed to get my tickets and they were nowhere to be found. I finally went out to my car, and there they were.
“Once I got back inside, I went through the tickets one-by-one, line-by-line.
“As soon as I saw five matching numbers, I had the craziest feeling. I was so excited, I thought I was having a heart attack!”
The 66-year-old man collected his USD 192,901 (GBP 149,667) prize at lottery headquarters in the city of Lansing, on Tuesday, 18th July.
He said: “I always try to be positive and optimistic. I’m always telling people: ‘When you buy a ticket, you go from no chance to as good a chance as anyone to win’.”
Escue revealed he plans to use the money for a vacation, and save the rest.
Lottery officials said: “Each Fantasy 5 play is only USD 1 [GBP 0.8].
“For an additional USD 1 [GBP 0.8] per play, EZmatch may be added to a Fantasy 5 ticket, giving players a chance to win up to USD 500 [GBP 388] instantly.
“For an additional USD 1 [GBP 0.8] per play, Double Play may be added to a Fantasy 5 ticket, giving players a second chance to win up to USD 110,000 [GBP 85,377] in the nightly Double Play drawing.
“Fantasy 5 players select five numbers from one to 39.
“Players who match all five Fantasy 5 numbers drawn win a jackpot that starts at USD 100,000 [GBP 77,615].
“Fantasy 5 drawings are held seven days a week at 7.29pm.”