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Idaho man had to hide his excitement in the middle of a work video call when he found out he'd won $1 million in the lottery

Joshua Zitser   

Idaho man had to hide his excitement in the middle of a work video call when he found out he'd won $1 million in the lottery
  • An Idaho man discovered he won a $1 million lottery prize during a work video call, he said.
  • Andrew Nachman said his wife texted him to let him know, and he struggled to keep his cool.

A man found out he had won a $1 million lottery prize in the middle of a work conference call and, understandably, struggled to keep his cool, he said in an Idaho Lottery news release on Thursday.

Andrew Nachman of McCall told the Idaho Lottery that he had just returned from a vacation and was sitting down for a work call when he noticed a lottery ticket lying on his desk.

With three minutes to go before the call began, Nachman said, he decided to check it.

"When it said it was the million-dollar winner, I was convinced I had entered the number wrong," he told lottery officials.

Nachman said he rushed downstairs and handed the ticket to his wife to confirm whether they had won.

While he commenced his work video call, she called the lottery office to check, he said.

Nachman said in the news release that his wife heightened the suspense.

"Right in the middle of my video conference call, she sends me a text that said, 'I'm sorry to inform you,' and then there was a long pause between texts… 'but it is confirmed!'" he said.

"It was really hard to hide my excitement on the call," Nachman continued.

The million-dollar winner purchased his ticket from a Maverik gas station in McCall.

Lottery officials said Nachman planned to spend the money on his children's college education.

Business Insider previously spoke to Emily Irwin, who works for Wells Fargo and advises lottery winners on how to spend their money.

She told BI last year that people didn't realize you're essentially on your own after winning the lottery, so it was important to make prudent financial decisions and to build a team of advisors quickly.



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