(ABC News) It pays to keep a tidy wallet.
That's the lesson learned this week by a Virginia man who discovered he was a millionaire only after deciding that his wallet was "getting too fat."
"I was getting rid of some old receipts and I had about 10 or 12 lottery tickets in there," Robert Manning said Monday at a Virginia Lottery news conference. "I had the laptop in front of me and I started checking the numbers and the next thing I saw was, wait a minute, I just read all five numbers."
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The Springfield, Va., resident was just one number shy of winning the $40 million jackpot, but all he was focused on was getting to the nearest Virginia Lottery office to claim his prize.