Granddaughter almost tosses $6.5M lottery ticket

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Granddaughter almost tosses $6.5M lottery ticket
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A granddaughter almost accidentally threw away a $6.5 million lottery ticket. Watch the report from Action News at 12 p.m. on August 4, 2019.

OREGON -- A granddaughter in Oregon nearly threw away a fortune.

She was checking her grandfather's lottery tickets and was about to trash one when she thought it was a loser.

Luckily, her 94-year-old grandfather checked for himself.

As it turns out, his granddaughter was checking Mega Millions numbers when she should have been checking a game known as Megabucks.

Her grandfather actually won the $6.5 million jackpot!

He took the lump sum of $2.2 million after taxes.