A woman buying a lottery scratchcard for her husband has scooped a USD 452,886 jackpot after she decided to get a second ticket for herself.
The 70-year-old player said she was at MoJoe’s Food and Spirits in the city of Davison, Michigan State, USA, when she decided to give the Double Win Wild Time Fast Cash game a try.
And she ended up stunned when after scanning the ticket she realised she had won 452,886 (GBP 360,338) on Thursday, 17th August.
The player who chose to stay anonymous, said in a statement obtained by Newsflash from Michigan Lottery: “My husband won USD 10 [GBP 8] playing the Lucky 7s Fast Cash game and asked me to buy him another ticket.
“While I was getting his ticket, I decided to buy two Double Win Wild Time tickets for myself.
“The first ticket wasn’t a winner, but when I scanned the second ticket, I got a message I hadn’t seen before.
“I got to better lighting, and looked over the ticket and saw it was a jackpot winner.
“I went to my husband and asked him to tell me if I was reading everything right.
“When he looked at the ticket and realized it was a jackpot winner, he said a few choice words and then we started celebrating with everyone at MoJoe’s.”
Upon collecting the prize at lottery headquarters the woman said she plans to use the money to pay off her home, and send her husband and son on a fishing trip in Alaska.
She revealed she will share the rest of the winnings with her family.
Michigan Lottery officials said: “Fast Cash games are a series of instant-win games that print from terminals at Lottery retailers.
“Fast Cash tickets range in price from USD 2 [GBP 1.6] per play up to USD 20 [GBP 16] per play.
“Fast Cash games offer a progressive jackpot that can be won instantly. Every Fast Cash ticket gives players a chance to win all or part of the progressive jackpot.
“All of the Fast Cash games feed into one jackpot, which grows with every ticket purchased.
“The current jackpot amount prints on each ticket, so players always know the amount of the jackpot up for grabs.
“The jackpot may be won at any time. As soon as the jackpot is hit, a new one starts to grow.”