22-year-old Missouri man wins $1 million by mistake

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CLIMAX SPRINGS, MO (KTVI) – A 22-year-old is now a millionaire after a fortunate mistake while on the job. Tyler Nilges, of Climax Springs, was a $1 million winner in the November 7th Monopoly Millionaires’ Club drawing.

The top prize was won that night by a player in New Jersey. That prize triggered a drawing of 14 Millionaires’ Club numbers. One of those numbers was on Nilge’s ticket.

According to KOLR, Nigles purchased his winning ticket at Woods Supermarket, 13655 N. State Hwy. 5, in Sunrise Beach. However, Nigles, who works at the store, says he purchased the ticket by mistake.

“I was working the service desk the day I bought it, and the service desk is where we sell the Lottery tickets,” says Nilges. “A (customer) wanted a Show Me Cash, a Lotto and a Mega Million ticket.”

After he printed a Monopoly Millionaires’ Club ticket, Nilges placed the Quick Pick ticket in front of his register with the hopes that a different customer would purchase the ticket by the end of his shift.

It never happened.

At the end of his shift, Nilges had not yet decided on how to deal with the extra ticket, since it could not be cancelled. He was reluctant to “mess up his count,” so he went on to purchase the ticket.

This was his first time buying the new Millionaires’ Club game.

He plans to use the winnings to fund college classes on nursing and paying off his current vehicle to buy a “hot rod.”

Congratulations Tyler!

For more on this story visit: molottery.com

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