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Decatur man finds lotto ticket worth $1M while cleaning room

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Gregory Jarrett found a $1 million lotto ticket while cleaning his room. (Georgia Lottery photo)

DECATUR, Ga. -- A Decatur man discovered a Powerball ticket worth $1 million while cleaning his room.

Gregory Jarrett, 26, found the forgotten lotto ticket that matched five numbers from the Jan. 15 drawing.

"I was cleaning my room and found the ticket," Jarrett said in Georgia Lottery press release. "I was sitting on the ticket and didn't even know it."

Jarrett had bought the ticket at Northside Food Mart in Atlanta. He claimed his prize Feb. 18. He said the lucky numbers were a combination of his siblings' birthdays.

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