(Oregon Lottery)

A 94-year-old Air Force veteran from Oregon almost threw away his change to be a millionaire.

William Bowker plays the lottery often, but when his granddaughter checked his latest lottery ticket, she thought it was for the Mega Millions jackpot instead of Megabucks.

He decided to double check the ticket, and it paid off — literally.

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Carrie Walls is the wife of a government employee affected by the shutdown who recently won $100,000 and a new Ford, Virginia lottery officials said (Virginia Lottery)

Winning a lottery jackpot is always great, but one veteran said her recent prize was "especially timely," the Virginia Lottery reported.

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