It pays to do your taxes, especially if there’s a winning lottery ticket hiding out in your financial records.
Some lucky fellow in Chicago found a ticket worth $9 million while figuring out Uncle Sam’s cut of his 2010 income.
According to WBBM radio, Irving Przyborski found the ticket just in time, it was set to expire the same day he realized it was a winner.
If Przyborski had not claimed his winnings by midnight Thursday, the money would have gone into the state’s Common School Fund, according to WBBM. Amazingly, about $2 million in unclaimed winnings a month go into that fund, most from much smaller prizes than Przyborski’s.
I’ll be putting at least $1 on the line Friday — a desperate attempt to claim the $312 Mega Millions prize. If I win, I promise to show up at the Georgia Lottery office in record time.