LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – A gust of wind just about cost a Concord man his $1 million Powerball ticket.
45-year-old Bart Stimer bought his ticket for Wednesday night’s $1.6 billion jackpot at the Horton Depot, about 12 miles southeast of Jackson.
He was driving with his wife to Cleveland to race his horses when he stopped at a tollbooth to get a ticket on the Ohio Turnpike.
“I rolled down my window to get a ticket for the Ohio Turnpike and as I pulled away and started to get up to speed, the Powerball ticket that was laying on my dash almost flew out the window,” said Stimer. “I grabbed it just before it got to the window, and stuck it in a cubby in my truck.”
He didn’t think about it until they returned from Cleveland and his wife mentioned that someone had bought a Powerball ticket worth $1 million at the Horton Depot.
Stimer ran out to his truck and dug around until he found the ticket.
He checked the numbers and realized he was holding one of the million dollar tickets.
Stimer says he’ll believe it when he makes the big deposit in his bank. The Stimers claimed their winnings Friday at Michigan Lottery offices.
And Stimer’s luck doesn’t end with Powerball.
One of the horses they went to Cleveland to watch won the race it ran in that day.