N.J. man claims $24.1M lottery jackpot just 2 days before expiration

A 68-year-old New Jersey man claimed a $24.1 million New York lottery jackpot two days before the ticket was due to expire after seeing a story on the evening news about how time was running out for the winner to step forward.

Jimmie Smith of East Orange won a $24.1 lottery jackpot in New York. (New York Lottery)

Jimmie Smith, of East Orange, went to his closet where an old, favorite shirt with a pocket full of unchecked tickets was hung.

Remarkably, the retired security guard found the lucky ticket he had just seen discussed on …read more

Source: NJ.com Essex

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