Bruce Schaffer didn't realize right away that he was in possession of a lottery ticket worth one million dollars.

Schaffer, of Marlton, was on his way to Wildwood when he stopped at the Citgo convenience store on Route 73 in Winslow. There, he purchased $10 in Mega Millions lottery tickets in time for the drawing on July 24th, Courier Post reports.

But, according to New Jersey Lottery officials, when Schaffer learned that no one has hit the $500,000,000 jackpot, he didn't consider his ticket could be worth anything.

When he finally checked the ticket five days after that drawing, he realized his numbers matched all five white balls, making him an instant millionaire. The only number he missed was the Gold Mega Ball.

Two other tickets for that Mega Millions drawing worth a significant amount of money were also sold in South Jersey. Tickets worth $30k were sold at a Lukoil gas station in Maple Shade and a 7-Eleven in Cherry Hill.

The next big New Jersey Lottery jackpot, a potential $132 million, is up for grabs tonight for Powerball players!

SOURCES: New Jersey Lottery; Courier Post

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