For stocking stuffers last month, Bill Kelly of Ococee, Fla., bought three scratch-off lottery tickets for his family, including their dog.
Turns out the ticket in the dog’s stocking was a winner, to the tune of $3 million.
“Giving Florida Lottery Scratch-Off tickets as Christmas gifts is one of my holiday traditions,” Kelly said in a press release.
“I always hope to at least win my money back and I play to win, but I never expected this.”
Kelly opted to receive the winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $2,351,433.02. He didn’t say how much of that windfall would be going toward treats for his lucky dog.
Last month, when Bryce Vucekovich of Dallas won $500 from a scratch-off ticket, he spent all of it on food and supplies for Dallas Animal Services.
Just sayin’, Mr. Kelly.
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