Lottery-wining OAP didn’t realise he had jackpot ticket in glovebox for months

A Virginia man was driving around with a winning lottery ticket in the glove box of his vehicle for two months without realising it.

Felton Lumpkin of Mechanicsville told Virginia Lottery officials that he was going through the glove box in his vehicle recently when he came across Virginia's New Year's Millionaire Raffle ticket.

The ticket that was numbered #291119 was bought two months earlier from the Sheetz store in North Chesterfield.

Lumpkin, who is a construction supervisor, said he was shocked when he checked the numbers and discovered he had been driving around with a $100,000 winning ticket.

He said: "I screamed for my wife to come look.

"It really hasn't sunk in yet."

The pensioner told Virginia Lottery that he has no immediate plans for his winnings.

The other five $100,000 winning tickets were bought in Danville, Gloucester, Poquoson, Smithfield and Virginia Beach.

Four tickets won $1 million in Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle. They were bought in Farmville, Fredericksburg, Virginia Beach and Woodbridge.

An additional 500 tickets each won $500.

The lucky man isn't the only person to bag a recent win without realising it.

Last week, Nottingham couple, Laura Hoyle, 39, and Kirk Stevens, 37, matched all five main numbers plus the Life Ball to win the top prize in the Set For Life draw on 1 March but they didn't realise for almost two weeks.

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The celebrations started almost immediately, with Kirk popping open a bottle of Prosecco before Laura had even finished the call with Camelot.

Kirk said he loves his job and has no plans to leave but Laura, who was working as an area manager for a delivery firm up until last week, has handed in her notice, completed a handover and already returned her company car.

As a result, the couple has made their first big purchase, in the shape of a Porsche Cayenne.

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