His day started with a collision in his brand-new car. It ended with a $  2 million lottery prize

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It sure didn’t feel like Anthony Dowe’s lucky day when he accidentally hit two deer with his brand-new car.

But a few hours later, the North Carolina man checked his lottery tickets and discovered he’d won a $ 2 百万 Mega Millions prize.
Dowe had been on his way to work Saturdaythe day after the $ 1 billion jackpot drawingwhen he collided with the deer in his 2021 Kia K5, the North Carolina Education Lottery officials said.
“所以, I just got mad, went back home, got into bed and went to sleep,” he said Tuesday 在一份声明中. “Then I woke up and checked my tickets.
    I checked the fourth ticket and I saw the ‘4and then the next number and the next number and the next number. 我很像, '哇!’ It was just crazy.
    Dowe ended up matching all five white ballsbeating the 1 在 12.6 million oddsto win the $ 1 million prize. It was doubled to $ 2 million when the 2X Megaplier was drawn.
    I went and showed my dad and my mom and everybody was happy,” he said in the statement.
    Dowe claimed his prize Monday and took home $ 1.4 百万, after state and federal tax withholdings.
    The winning ticket for the Mega Millions jackpot was sold at a Kroger store in Novi, 密西根州, according to a Mega Millions news release.
      Dowe plans to spent the money on some repairs at his parents’ 屋, to pay off his niece’s car and to buffer his savings, 他说, according to the statement.
      He’ll also get his own new car fixed, 他说 — and pay it off.