It started as a very unlucky day forAnthony Doweof Leland, North Carolina. Then it changed. On his way to work, Dowe hit two deer with his new car. It upset him so much that he just turned around, went back home, and got back into bed.
Later, when he woke up, he decided to check his lottery tickets and won $2 million. His winning Mega Millions ticket matched all five white balls. The odds: 1 out of 12.6 million. So he took his ticket to a store and won $1 million. That prize doubled when the 2x Megaplier ticket was drawn. "I went and showed my dad and my mom and everybody was happy," he said.
He takes home about $1.4 million after taxes. "It just feels great," he said. "I'm just gonna fix things on my mother and father's house and get my car fixed, pay it off, and pay my niece's car off." The rest, he said, will go into savings.