• Sat. May 8th, 2021

Michigan Lottery: Samir Mazahem Of Dearborn Heights Wins $1 Million Prize Twice

Michigan Lottery: Samir Mazahem Of Dearborn Heights Wins $1 Million Prize Twice

MI (STL.News) An accidental purchase led to a Dearborn Heights man winning two $1 million Mega Millions prizes from the Michigan Lottery.

Samir Mazahem, 56, matched the five white balls drawn – 01-05-09-10-23 – in the June 9 drawing to win a $1 million prize.  He accidentally bought two tickets, each worth $1 million.  He bought his tickets online at MichiganLottery.com.

“I went online and bought a ticket using numbers that are family birthdays,” said Mazahem.  “I forgot to save the numbers as favorites in the app, so I went back in and set them up as favorites so I could easily play them in the future.

“What I didn’t realize, is that meant I would be buying a second ticket with the same numbers.  Once I figured out I had bought two tickets with identical numbers, I was a little bummed but didn’t think much about it.

“I recently logged into the app to check on some tickets I had bought, and that is when I saw I had two $1 million prizes pending.  Saying that I was stunned is an understatement.  I couldn’t believe it was real.  It took several days for the reality to set in that my mistake had paid off to the tune of $2 million!”

The player visited Lottery headquarters to claim his prize.  With his winnings, he plans to buy a home and then save the remainder.

“Winning is exciting and gives me some comfort knowing that when I retire, I will have money in the bank,” Mazahem said.

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Marty Smith

Marty Smith

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