MANHATTAN, NEW YORK — This is the season of winning. Even on accident, people are becoming multi-millionaires. Better get yours!
The Huffington Post reports a New Jersey woman accidentally received the wrong lottery ticket from a cashier. It wasn’t the one she asked for; however, she decided to buy it anyway. It turned out the be the best decision of her life.
Zaharov instantly noticed the mistake, especially given the price.
However, the crazy part is she didn’t scratch the ticket for a while. The woman states as follows.
“When the clerk handed me the wrong ticket I felt bad, so I decided to just go ahead and buy it. I actually used the ticket as a bookmark for a couple weeks before I decided to scratch it.”
Then, POW! Zaharov won $5 million and chose an annuity option. Her funds will be distributed over 20 years, approximately $172,000 per year after taxes.
“I never win anything. I was sure the ticket was fake. It wasn’t until I brought it into the office that I knew it was for real.”
With her newfound winnings in mind, she plans to take her family on a Bahamas vacation and as well as fund her children’s college education.
Hopefully, some of this lady’s luck will rub off on us for 2018. It’s going to be a great year, right?
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