ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis man is the winner of a $1 million lottery prize, but he had to tease his wife first.
The Missouri Lottery said James Andrychuk bought a winning "$300 Million Cash Explosion" scratch-off ticket at a Schnucks store Jan. 26.
Andrychuk saw a dollar symbol and assumed he won his money back. He looked closer and realized he had become one of the game's $12 million-dollar winners. Nine remain unclaimed, along with two top prizes of $10 million each.
Andrychuk said after realizing his win, he showed his wife the ticket, saying, "I think this might be good." When he explained what the dollar symbol meant, she replied, "Did we just win a million dollars?"