Drowned Man Found with Winning Lotto Ticket in His Pocket

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In a heartbreaking and strange story from Michigan, a body was fished from a local body of water with a winning lottery ticket in its pocket.

The details behind the story are truly sad.

As The New York Post reports:

Gregory Jarvis, 57, was at the Blue Water Inn in Caseville on Sept. 13 when he played the Club Keno add-on game The Jack — and hit the jackpot, WJRT of Flint reported.

“Very nice guy, he was here every day,” joint owner Dawn Talaski told the news station. “Somebody said someone just won The Jack and he said, ‘Great,’ and someone asked him, ‘Was it you?’ and it was, so he was super excited.”

The winning ticket was reportedly worth $45,000. Sadly Jarvis never got to cash it:

On Friday, a resident along a private beach in the small Huron County city reported to police that a body had washed ashore near a boat, which was determined to belong to Jarvis.

“We are thinking that he was tying up his boat, slipped and fell, hit his head, and that’s where he ended up in the water,” Police Chief Kyle Romzek told WJRT. “No foul play suspected.”

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