After mum Susan’s constant nagging, the 19-year-old set to work tidying his room.
In the process, he unearthed 12 old lottery tickets. About to throw them away, a voice in his head stopped him.
As he worked at a supermarket, he gave the tickets to a colleague to check for him.
‘When he put the winner through the machine it said it couldn’t pay out because it was a high prize,’ Ryan said.
In fact, it was over $90,000!
‘I am totally speechless,’ Ryan said after his win.
‘My mum had been nagging me for weeks!’
One thing Ryan knew for sure, the girlfriend who had recently dumped him would be having second thoughts.
‘She’ll be sad she finished with me now!’ he joked.
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