A 57-year-old Michigan man who won the لا 45,000 lottery earlier this month was found dead before he could claim his prize.
Gregory Jarvis’ body was found last Friday near Saginaw Bay near his boat on a private beach. ABC12. Is informed. According to the outlet, an autopsy later confirmed that he had drowned and sustained head injuries.
“We think he was tying up his boat, skidded and fell, hit his head and that’s where he ended up in the water. There is no doubt about the wrong game. “
Jarvis allegedly kept a winning lottery ticket in his wallet, which he received on September 13 while playing the club canoe ad on the game “The Jack” at Case Valley’s Bluewater Inn. He was unable to deposit cash in the prize because he did not have a Social Security card that was in good condition, forcing him to wait for a new one.
The Michigan Lottery Commission said winners of more than 600 prizes must provide a photo ID and their Social Security card to deposit their winnings.
Bluewater owner Dan Tolsky called Jarvis a “very good man.”
“[H]It happened here every day, “said Tlaski.
“He intended to take the money and went to visit his sister and father in North Carolina,” he explained.
The last time someone saw Jarvis is believed to have been on the night of September 19, where Talsky claimed he had bought a drink at the bar despite not having ڈالر 45,000 in ticket cash.
“He couldn’t cash it because he didn’t have a Social Security card at all, it wasn’t good, so he applied for a new one,” Talsky said.
The bar owner claimed that when Jarvis did not come to the bar the next day, he felt something was wrong.
“Sometimes he works in the North. He wasn’t here all week and we thought, ‘Something’s wrong.’ ‘
Jarvis’ boss also came to the bar on September 22 and said he did not show up for work.
A resident of a private beach in Case Valley called police Friday morning when he saw a body washed up near a boat. The body was later identified as Jarvis.
Police reportedly conducted further investigations after learning of Jarvis’ winning lottery ticket.
“[W]Were worried about it. But after the autopsy, and we interviewed people at the bar, it was very popular here. He was. [a] Good boy. He took [foul play] Off the table, “Romezic said.
Jarvis’ winning ticket has since been handed over to his relatives.