April 10 (UPI) -- A Michigan couple said a birthday gift lottery ticket nearly ended up in the trash before it was found to be a $2 million winner.
The husband told Michigan Lottery officials he frequently gives his wife lottery tickets for her birthday, and a recent gift of a Multiplier Spectacular ticket was nearly lost forever when his wife scratched it off and thought it wasn't a winner.
The man rescued the tossed ticket and took it to be scanned, discovering it was a $2 million winner.
"We don't consider ourselves to be lucky, so this was a nice surprise," the man said.
The couple visited lottery headquarters in Lansing on Tuesday and chose the lump sum option of $1.3 million.