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Article- New York Man Finds $2.9 Million Winning Lotto Ticket in His Truck

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New York Man Finds $2.9 Million Winning Lotto Ticket in His Truck
Sep 5, 2014, 1:56 PM ET
By KATIE KINDELAN
via Good Morning America

A New York man who has been playing the lottery nearly every week for a decade without ever winning a prize ended his unlucky streak when he found a $2.9 million winning ticket in his truck’s center console.

Jerry Ritieni, a 47-year-old auto shop owner from Massapequa, was digging for a set of keys in his truck’s console on Aug. 23, when he found the misplaced ticket, one he had purchased over a month earlier, on July 19, he told ABC News today.

Ritieni stuck the ticket under his keyboard at work but got busy and did not check the ticket's numbers until one week later.

When he finally went on the New York State Lottery website five days later, Aug. 28, Ritieni saw that not only did he have the right numbers on his Quick Pick ticket, but they were matched in exactly the same order.

“I’m circling them and I'm getting towards the third number and I’m like, 'No way,'” Ritieni told ABC News. “I couldn’t believe it.”

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