Man used scratch card cash to scoop £400k jackpot he needed glasses on to check

A lucky bloke used his £30 scratchcard winnings to invest in more, before he scooped the £400k jackpot that he misread without his reading glasses.

The 74-year-old from Michigan, US, said he initially thought he won $500, but upon further inspection with his glasses on, he had scooped half-a-million dollars, the equivalent of around £395,000.

He had won $40 on some other tickets and decided to re-invest in some more at the Sand Lake Party Store in Hillsdale, before going back to his car and scratching the winner.

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"I was cashing in a $40 winning ticket and used my winnings to buy more tickets," the player said. "I scratched the tickets as soon as I got in my car and the Lucky No. 13 ticket was the last one that I scratched."

He said he needed a pair of glasses, and his wife's eyes, to believe what he was seeing.

"I thought I'd won $500, so I put on my glasses and looked the ticket over again to make sure I was reading it right. When I realised I had actually won $500,000, I couldn't believe it!

"I had my wife look the ticket over and when she confirmed I'd won $500,000, we called our family to tell them the good news," he said.

The money will go toward paying bills and completing home improvement projects.

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It comes after a woman bagged a whopping £530,000 from the lottery using numbers that appeared to her in a dream.

The unnamed winner from Altona, Victoria, Australia, pocketed an exact total of AU$1,006,109.05 (£537,659.02).

She told The Lott officials she bought the ticket on Wednesday, April 12, and came out as one of the three division one winning entries in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 4277.

"I always play these numbers. They were in a dream I had. I remembered the numbers from my dream and put them all on a Lotto ticket," she said.

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