A 70-year-old woman won drove with a friend to claim her scratch-off $100K winning, and won another $300K on her way back home!
Here’s What Happened
According to the Delaware Lottery, the 70-year-old woman, who will remain anonymous, bought her winning ticket from a Newark gas station. After about a week, she visited the lottery headquarters on October 20 to claim her $100,000 prize.
Little did she know that her lucky day just began.
While the winner was driving on her way home with her best friend, she stopped and purchased three more scratch-off tickets. One of those tickets turned out to be a $300,000 top-prize winner!
“My best friend was the first person I told about winning the $100,000 top prize, and she came with me to claim it,” the elderly woman said. “When I scratched the $300,000 winning SERIOUS MONEY ticket later in the day, we just sat there in disbelief. It was absolute insanity.”
The winner says she will put most of the prize money into her retirement fund.
When asked if there was anything else she wanted to share about her win, the woman said, “Just that I love scratching Instant Game tickets!”
People Love to Play the Lottery
Approximately one in three people who play scratch-offs win something, with the average prize being around $10. The odds of winning the jackpot on a scratch-off are usually about one in a million, although this can vary depending on the game
For regular lottery tickets like the Powerball and MegaMillions, statistically, the odds of winning are about 1 in 175 million. According to Credit Donkey, New York is said to have the highest volume of lottery sales each year, and gives about $9 billion to try their luck.
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