"We have family coming into town for Thanksgiving, so I was cleaning up the house and found a few lottery tickets on my nightstand that we hadn't checked," Tina said, according to a statement by Louisiana Lottery.
The couple checked the Lottery's website and soon found one of the tickets matched all of the numbers listed, and were able to claim their prize with just two weeks remaining of the 180-day limit After state and federal taxes, the Ehrenberg take home $1,274,313, which they plan to put away for their retirement.
"We don't have any plans to buy anything crazy or go on any big trips," Tina said.
A single winner in the South Carolina town of Simpsonville took home a massive $ 1.5 billion in the Mega Millions US lottery jackpot last month, dwarfing a previous record set in March 2012 at $656 million.
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