KENTWOOD, Mich. — A Michigan woman who won a $1 million lottery prize didn't know about it for months, after leaving the ticket in a pile of mail.
Lottery officials say Linda Tuttle of Kentwood stepped forward Tuesday with a winning ticket from the May 26 Mega Millions drawing.
Tuttle told officials she recently found the ticket at home among some old mail. She didn't search until a clerk at a local store mentioned that it had sold a $1 million winner in May.
Tuttle plans to use some money to visit former exchange students in China.
POLICE: MAN WANTED IN PENN. FIRE EXTINGUISHER SCAM
HILLTOWN, Pa. — Police say a man has been scamming small eastern Pennsylvania businesses with fake fire extinguisher inspections.
Hilltown Township police in Bucks County say 51-year-old Edwin Wolfe was last seen Sept. 11 at the Luxicure Affordable Luxury Nail Salon.
That’s where he told the manager he worked for a company called American Fire Protection and was there to inspect the store’s fire extinguisher — for a $23 cash fee.
When the manager balked, Wolfe allegedly became angry and said he’d charge double if he were forced to come back later.
The (Doylestown) Intelligencer reports police determined it was Wolfe based on his description. That’s because he was arrested last month in Monroe County for allegedly pulling the same scam.
Police have an arrest warrant for Wolfe.
MOOSE GOES ON ROMP THROUGH N.Y. URBAN AREA
TROY, N.Y. — Wildlife officials say a bull moose has been caught after a nine-hour romp through an urban area of upstate New York that included crossing the Hudson River twice.
The Times Union of Albany reports police received a call that a moose was spotted in downtown Troy around 2 a.m. Monday.
The year-old male then took a dip in the Hudson and swam to nearby Green Island, where he roamed the streets and evaded authorities for several hours.
The moose crossed Interstate 787 on the Albany County side of the river during morning rush hour before going back across the river to Troy, where he was eventually tranquilized in a home's backyard.
Department of Environmental Conservation officials say the 600-pound animal was released in a rural area east of Troy.
— Compiled from wire service reports