Doing your taxes is a pain, and many people put off their preparation until right before the mid-April filing date. Chicago man Irving Przyborski is certainly grateful he got a bit of a jump on his 2010 taxes .

That's because when Przyborski went into his tax files last week, he found a lottery ticket he had bought almost a year before among the paperwork. When Przyborski checked the numbers, he realized he was a winner to the tune of $9 million dollars!

If Pryzborski would have waited a week longer to do his taxes, the lottery ticket would have been more than a year old, making it invalid. Now that's a tax return.

[CBS Chicago]