LaQuedra Edwards was at a vons in Tarzana in November when she put $40 into a California Lottery Scratchers machine. As she was about to choose which games she wanted, she said she encountered “some rude person.”
According to Edwards, the impact of the stranger jostling her caused her to press a number on the machine that she had not intended. The result was a $30 200X Scratchers ticket – which she didn’t want to buy.
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“He just bumped into me, didn’t say anything and just walked out the door,” Edwards recalled, as described in a California Lottery news release Wednesday. She said she was not only irritated because the person had snapped at her, but also because she had spent 75% of her lottery money on a ticket instead of being able to buy her usual selection of cheaper favourites.
Edwards returned to her car and began scratching the $30 ticket. That’s when she realized she had won the game’s top prize – a cool $10 million.
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“I didn’t really believe it at first, but I got on the 405 freeway and kept looking down at (the ticket) and almost crashed my car,” Edwards said, according to the statement. “I stopped and watched it over and over again, scanned it with my California Lottery (mobile) app and kept thinking, ‘This can’t be right.'”
“I’m still in shock,” she added. “All I remember saying when I found out how much I’d just won was, ‘I’m rich!'”
The supermarket received a $50,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
According to the press release, Edwards plans to use her profits to buy a home and start a non-profit organization.
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