A lottery winner who just raked in over £1million has thanked her mum for encouraging her to spontaneously buy a ticket while she was shopping with her last month
A woman has won £1.1million in a lottery after taking her mother’s advice.
While remaining anonymous, the jackpot prize winner says she bought a ticket while shopping with her mother, who suggested she “try this game”.
The so-called game was the Michigan Lottery’s Lucky 7s Fast Cash jackpot, where a life-changing $1,682,998 (£1.1m) was up for grabs.
At the suggestion of her mother, the 37-year-old millionaire-to-be bought a ticket on December 18, 2021.
She told Michigan Lottery Connect, “I was out with my mom playing club keno.
“My mom told me the Fast Cash jackpot was over $1.6 million and suggested I try the game.”
She made the successful purchase at a store called Flappers Café at 722 Southfield Road in Lincoln Park, Michigan, The Sun reports.
The winner continued, “I bought some tickets and won a few dollars and decided to buy another one with my winnings.
“That’s when I won the jackpot. I was so excited I really wasn’t sure how to react.
“I called the bar owner and told him I won and asked him to scan the ticket for me.
“He confirmed I had won and I just couldn’t believe what was happening.”
The amazing sum is enough to pay off her student loans, buy a new home and take her son to Disney World, she says.
And in order not to be hasty with her winnings, the unknown woman reasonably wants to save everything that is left.
MI Lottery said: “Fast cash games are a series of instant win games printed from terminals at lottery retailers.
“Fast Cash tickets range from $2 per game up to $20 per game.
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“Fast cash games offer a progressive jackpot that can be won instantly.
“Each Fast Cash ticket gives players the chance to win all or part of the progressive jackpot.”
There are 10 Fast Cash games available, all of which contribute to the same jackpot.