Woman’s lottery lesson to husband backfires, wins her $1 mn
A 57-year-old grandmother in the US, who wanted to prove to her husband that playing lottery was a waste of money, has won a USD 1 million on a lottery ticket.
Glenda Blackwell of Leicester in North Carolina bought a USD 10 scratch-off ticket Saturday to teach her husband, who had asked her to purchase two Powerball tickets, a lesson about wasting money on the lottery.
“I was going to be ugly and buy a scratch off to show him they didn’t hit. Sometimes I get aggravated with him, so I tell him, ‘You’re just wasting your money’,” Blackwell said.
“I had to eat my words, but they were worth eating,” she was quoted as saying by WLOS.
Blackwell said she was in total disbelief until she received a blown-up check bearing the seven-figure sum on Monday.
“We’ve struggled a lot, so now we can buy our own home and our own land. It’ll be paid for and I don’t have to worry about that no more,” she said.
“So, that’s what I plan to do with some of the money and the other part I plan to help my daughter and to put money up for my two granddaughters for college,” she added.
Blackwell chose the lump sum of USD 415,503 after taxes instead of 20 yearly payments of USD 50,000 as she is not sure if she will live that long due to health issues.
The couple said they would not scratch many lottery tickets in the future.