This is a reminder to check your lottery tickets before tossing them out. One woman in Virginia almost lost over $100,000.
Mary Elliott heard the winning numbers for the Cash 5 drawing and knew they belonged to her. She always plays special birthdays on her tickets. She said, "When I saw I’d won, I couldn’t stop shaking to save my life!"
The problem? Mary had thrown the winning ticket in the trash.
She went through the garbage and found the ticket, but she couldn't scan it to verify the win because of coffee stains.
Mary went to a local Virginia Lottery office and her victory was verified. She took home $110,000.
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