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College kid dreading Dad’s lecture about getting a job wins $1 million in lottery

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Forget job-hunting, now he can go house-hunting.

A New Jersey college kid dreading a lecture from his dad about getting a summer job decided to check his Mega Millions lottery ticket — and found out he’d won a cool $1 million.

Kristopher Chrysanthopoulos, 20, bought a ticket for the May 28 drawing, but spaced on checking his numbers until two days later when he and his dad were on their way to lunch, New Jersey Lottery officials said Tuesday.

Knowing he was in for the familiar father-son talk about getting summer work, Chrysanthopoulos decided the car ride was as good a time as any to pull his ticket out of his wallet and compare his numbers against the NJ Lottery app.

“Dad, I’ve got five numbers!” shouted the Oceanport student, according to lottery officials.

After Chrysanthopoulos’ dad pulled over the car and confirmed that his son wasn’t playing a prank — or trying to weasel out of a job — they headed to the closest vendor to validate the results.

By matching all five white balls, Chrysanthopoulos netted himself $1 million.

Had he also hit the gold Mega ball, he would have snagged another $413 million. That jackpot remains unclaimed, and is now up to $475 million, with the next drawing set for Tuesday night.

Chrysanthopoulos plans to take his family on a trip, then squirrel away the rest of his windfall for the future — but there was no word on whether he still has to get a summer job.

Kristopher Chrysanthopoulos, 20, bought a ticket for the May 28 drawing, but spaced on checking his numbers until two days later when he and his dad were on their way to lunch, New Jersey Lottery officials said Tuesday.

Dare County college student wins $200,000 playing the lottery

Posted: Nov 20, 2020 / 07:56 AM EST / Updated: Nov 20, 2020 / 07:56 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (WAVY) – Burak Davrekanli said he was convinced that one day he would win the lottery, and he was right!

Davrekanli, an international student studying liberal arts, said he decided to buy a couple $5 lottery tickets while out grabbing dinner one night at the Food Lion on N.C. 12 in Avon.

He didn’t discover that one of those tickets won him the final $200,000 Mega Bucks top prize until he got home that night.

“I scratched the prize part and the first thing I saw was three 0s,” he recalled. “And I was like, ‘Okay?’ And I kept scratching and there was another 0 and another 0 and then I saw the 2. $200,000. And I just froze.”

He said he started screaming.

Davrekanli plans to go into business marketing after graduation and he said he is going to use his winnings towards his education.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WAVY) – Burak Davrekanli said he was convinced that one day he would win the lottery, and he was right! Davrekanli, an international student studying liberal arts, said he decided to buy a couple $5 lottery tickets while out grabbing dinner one night at the Food Lion on N.C. 12 in Avon. He didn’t […] ]]>