Offbeat News: Couple nearly miss out on being millionaires after throwing away lottery ticket

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Former soldier Geordie Rhodick, 71, threw his Euromillions ticket in the rubbish bin after a quick check of his numbers revealed he had won nothing in the main draw.

But his wife Betty, 63, fished it out and took it to their local shop - to be told they had struck it lucky in the Millionaire Maker raffle.

After discovering he had landed a seven-figure windfall, the army veteran had no thoughts of immediately spending his fortune.