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Woman Buys Lottery Ticket To Prove It’s A Waste Of Money, Wins $1M

A woman looking for tell her husband “I told you so” amid a disagreement over whether or not lotteries are a waste of money was denied that moment recently — but she’s probably fine with it, considering she won $1 million in her effort to prove her point.

The North Carolina woman says she bought a scratch-off ticket last weekend to teach her husband a lesson, the state lottery reported (h/t Washington Post). He’d asked her to buy two Powerball tickets, but she came home with a $10 Carolina Millions scratch-off ticket instead.

“I was going to be ugly and buy a scratch off to show him they didn’t hit,” she admitted. “Sometimes I get aggravated with him, so I tell him, ‘You’re just wasting your money.'”

Cut to this week and a trip to lottery headquarters in Raleigh, and she’s $415,503 richer (her winnings after taxes) after opting for the lump sum instead of yearly payments of $50,000.

“I had to eat my words, but they were worth eating,” she said. “So, I was very happy.”

The couple is planning to buy their own home and land with the winnings, as well as helping their daughter and granddaughters pay for college.

by Mary Beth Quirk via Consumerist

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