The salesman's mistake makes him $25,000 a year for life

2023-11-26 10:05:00, Lifestyle CNA
The salesman's mistake makes him $25,000 a year for life
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A salesman's mistake has resulted in a 60-year-old Illinois man winning the lottery $25,000 for every year he lives.

CNN reports that Michael Sopejstal, who lives in Illinois, said he drives from Indiana to Michigan every few weeks to eat at his favorite restaurant. He also makes sure to buy a Lucky for Life ticket for 10 or 20 draws, according to the Michigan Lottery.

On Sept. 17, the retailer at a GoLo gas station made a mistake, accidentally printing a 10-line ticket for a single draw, Sopejstal told the Lottery. Sopejstal told the seller that he still loved her.

" I checked my ticket one morning and saw that I had earned $25,000 a year for life. I immediately started thinking about all the things I could do with the money and whether I wanted to take the lump sum or the retirement option. It was a feeling of amazing! ” he told Lottery officials.


The salesman's mistake makes him $25,000 a year for life
The winning ticket

The 60-year-old visited the Lottery headquarters recently to receive his prize. He chose the lump sum payment of $390,000, rather than $25,000 a year for 20 years or life.

Sopejstal has said he plans to use some of his prize money to travel and the rest to save.

Lucky for Life is played in about 24 states, as well as in Washington, D.C. Prizes range from $3 to a $1,000 daily jackpot for life./ CNA

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