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(NEWSER) – The owner of a Long Island body shop made a nifty discovery in his truck last month worth about, oh, $3 million.Jerry Ritieni bought a bunch of lottery tickets in July and stuffed them in the truck's center console rather than his pocket "for some odd reason," he tells Newsday.

Looking for his keys one day, he stumbled on the tickets and went back to the office to check the numbers online. "I think I won the Lotto," he told an employee. "Could you check the numbers for me?" Sure enough, he'd beaten 1-in-47 million odds and won $2.9 million with the New York Lottery, the New York Post reports.

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