On his trip to the Blue Water Inn in Caseville, Michigan, Gregory Jarvis, 57, went on a winning run. The Club Keno add-on game called “The Jack” was played and won by Jarvis during his stay at the Blue Water Inn in Caseville on September 13, 2021. However, he needed his social security card to cash in for his lottery winnings, which he did not have with him at the time and is required for all lottery wins of $600 or more in the state of Michigan.

On Monday, Jarvis went missing after applying for a replacement social security card, according to WXYZ. The following week, his body was discovered washed up on a beach in Caseville along the Saginaw Bay ten days after he won the lottery game.

Jarvis won $45,000 in a lottery jackpot while staying at the inn. Jarvis was able to collect his winnings after getting his social security card replaced. He went through the application process for a new social security card and then began working on his plans to see relatives with his lottery earnings.

Jarvis’s lack of luck and his desire to communicate with deceased loved ones were addressed by Dawn Talaski, the owner of the Blue Water Inn (above). He even returned to the inn’s bar, where he won the lottery on September 19, 2021, to purchase everyone a round of drinks.

But Jarvis did not appear. His presence felt normal.

“He wasn’t here all week, and we thought, something is wrong,” she stated.

Jarvis’ boss eventually sought him out. On September 22, he went to the Blue Water Inn but was unable to locate him.

On May 23, a corpse was discovered on a private beach in Caseville, just two days after Jarvis’ boat had been found. Police confirmed that it was Jarvis’ body and that he had died next to his boat. The individual underwent an autopsy, which revealed that he had struck his head before drowning.

However, they discovered the winning lottery ticket in his wallet, which was in his pocket. Because he had won so much money rightfully, the police launched an inquiry to determine whether foul play was involved in his death. They subsequently confirmed that his death was an accident as a result of their research.

Caseville Police Chief Kyle Romzek commented: “We are thinking that he was tying up his boat, slipped and fell, hit his head, and that’s where he ended up in the water.”

Romzek continued: “At first, we were concerned about it (the lottery ticket), but after the autopsy, and we interviewed people at the bar, he was well-liked around here, he was nice guy, that took it off the table.”

Jarvis’ relatives were given the winning lottery ticket as a memento of their relative. They will be able to cash in the money and do something with it to commemorate Jarvis, who lost his life on the water.

During one of her final meetings with the deceased, bar owner Talaski stated, “Somebody said someone just won The Jack and he said, ‘Great,’ and someone asked him, ‘Was it you?’ and it was. He was super excited. Very nice guy. He was here every day… He was planning to take that money and go see his sister and his dad in North Carolina.”