Guy Stashes $1M Lotto Ticket in Flour Jar
'Somebody may look in the sugar jar, but no one would ever check the flour'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 3, 2015 1:35 PM CDT
A winning Mega Millions lottery ticket, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 at a news conference in Chicago.   (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

(Newser) – A postal worker says he couldn't eat or sleep for three days because of something in a container of flour. What was keeping him up? A $1 million lottery ticket. Fred Morgan of Detroit had five winning numbers in the April 17 Mega Millions game. He knew he had won the next day. But he told lottery officials that he stashed the ticket in flour and a few other places while he and his wife considered what to do with the windfall. "We watched that ticket carefully," Morgan tells the Detroit Metro Times. "We thought somebody may look in the sugar jar, but no one would ever check for anything valuable in the flour." He says he's retiring early after 31 years as a mail carrier. "I can’t even really put into words how this feels, but I do know I feel relieved and excited!"

 

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