Single dad wins $1M from a random lottery ticket purchase

Single dad wins $1M from a random lottery ticket purchase
Lottery officials revealed last week that a single Midwest dad won $1 million while picking up lunch in Nebraska.

The Nebraska Lottery said that Brant Edgington bought a Mega Millions ticket at a grocery while buying a prepared salad for lunch.

Lottery officials say Fremont native Edgington bought the winning ticket at a municipal grocery shop.

The ticket has five fast pick plays for the March 22 drawing, with one matching all five winning numbers (03, 08, 31, 35, 44).

Although his father and grandpa are "avid Mega Millions and Powerball players," Edgington only plays "when the jackpot gets high and wasn’t expecting to buy a ticket at all," lottery officials said.

Officials say Edgington patiently waited to buy a Scratch ticket at the grocery store as another individual cashed in a bunch.

“I don’t play all that often,” he informed lottery officials. “Baloney is more important financially as a single parent.”

Officials say Edgington visited the business the next Saturday to check whether he won. He requested store personnel to scan a Check-a-Ticket since he had problems reading it.

“They disappeared for a minute,” lottery officials wrote. Another woman came up with her and glanced at me. She warned, ‘Don’t pass out when I tell you this.’”

Edgington collected his win at the Nebraska Lottery headquarters in Lincoln on Friday.
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