"I was looking for a different $10 instant game, but the store was out," the man said. "I saw the Emerald 10's ticket and decided to give it a try."
The player said he initially thought he had won $1,000 and didn't realize his error until he moved on to scratching another ticket.
"I scratched the ticket, and thought I won $1,000 and set it aside. I started scratching the second ticket I bought, and all the zeros caught my eye. When I focused in on the prize amount, I couldn't believe it," the man said.
The winner said he plans to use some of his prize money for home repair project and invest the remainder.