Couple finds $2M winning lottery ticket ahead of Thanksgiving

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A Louisiana couple has almost two million more reasons to be thankful this year after they found a winning lottery ticket while cleaning their house. 

{mosads}Harold and Tina Ehrenberg found the $1.8 million jackpot-winning lottery ticket on Saturday two weeks before it expired. The couple claimed the ticket on Monday. 

“At first I thought that we might have made a mistake, misreading the numbers or the expiration date,” Harold Ehrenberg told ABC News on Wednesday. “So we checked it a number of times and sure enough they were the right numbers.”

The winners received $1,274,313 after state and federal tax withholdings, which they said they would put toward their retirement.

“We don’t have any plans to buy anything crazy or go on any big trips,” Tina Ehrenberg explained, according to ABC.

“The most fun is going to be depositing that check!” Harold Ehrenberg added.

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