Posted on April 9, 2019 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

When we shared a comic of things used as bookmarks that weren’t originally intended for that purpose, you shared tons of your favorite replacements.

One thing you didn’t mention, though? A lottery ticket whose numbers you never checked ... until days before its winnings expired.

(And that’s an argument in favor of always finishing books, we guess!)

A Canadian couple had purchased the ticket on April 5, 2018, then tucked it into a book and forgot about it.

Fortunately, just a few days before their time ran out, they found the million-dollar ticket ($748,000 in U.S. currency) and claimed their prize.

The BBC has more on this wild story.

Categories: Today in Books

Tagged As: Just for fun

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