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Chicago Man Finds Winning Lottery Ticket Worth $9 Million a Year Later

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) -- While millions of people hope to win the $312 million Mega Millions jackpot Friday, a Chicago man has already come up a winner with numbers he picked in a drawing more than a year ago.

Irving Przyborski discovered the winning ticket while doing his taxes.

"When I got my papers out, everything fell out and I said, 'What the hell is this?,'" Przyborski said.

Przyborski said he had forgotten about the lottery ticket, which was dated a year old.  He then looked up the numbers from last March's drawing and realized he had won the big prize -- $9 million to be exact.

Had he waited one more week, the ticket would have expired.

With news of the win came a lot of media attention, and Przyborski said he feels "worn out" and that his head is "like a gyroscope."

He said he plans to keep some of the money and donate the rest to charity.

"All I want to be is another face in the crowd, that's all," Przyborski said.

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