Woman Unaware She Had $39M Lottery Ticket in Purse for Weeks

The mother of one had picked random numbers on the lottery ticket and doesn't plan to play again

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BERLIN (AP) — Lottery officials say a woman in Germany carried a winning ticket in her purse for weeks without realizing it was worth about 33 million euros ($39 million). Lotto Bayern said Wednesday that the 45-year-old woman was the sole winner of a draw on June 9, having correctly guessed seven fields on a German lottery ticket. It quoted the woman, who wasn’t named, saying “I still get dizzy at the thought that I…

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