Winning Lottery Ticket Found By a Louisiana Couple While Cleaning For Thanksgiving

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A Louisiana couple Harold and Tina Ehrenberg,  preparing to welcome their family for Thanksgiving were cleaning their home this week when they found an unexpected surprise: a winning lottery ticket worth nearly $2 million.

The couple found the $1.8 million jackpot-winning Louisiana Lottery lotto ticket on their nightstand on Saturday, Nov. 17, two weeks before their right to claim their winnings expired. The drawing for the ticket was on June 6.

“At first I thought that we might have made a mistake, misreading the numbers or the expiration date,” Harold Ehrenberg told ABC News. “So we checked it a number of times and sure enough they were the right numbers.”

“It was pretty exciting,” he added.

They will receive $1,274,313 after taxes, which they said they plan to put away for retirement.

“We don’t have any plans to buy anything crazy or go on any big trips,” Tina Ehrenberg said.

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