A man who went back to a shop after he forgot to buy ice won $1 million on the lottery.

Man's unexpected $1M lotto win

Man's unexpected $1M lotto win

Neil Briggs from New York thought he'd try his luck and pick up a ticket for $5 when he returned to his local store and was left gobsmacked when he won the jackpot.

He told UPI: ''I ran my errands earlier that day, but I forgot to buy two bags of ice.

''I ran down to the store to grab the ice and decided not but a lottery ticket while I was there.

''I had two 20s, a five and three singles on me.

''I can't justify paying $20 for a lottery ticket and the dollar tickets really don't pay a lot so I went in with the five dollar ticket.''

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