Christmas is a time of giving and people can be unusual in their choices of gifts for family members and loved ones. Some, for instance, like to give their significant other a lottery ticket. While this may seem a tad silly (come on, I want diamond rings and dinners not a lottery ticket), it can work in one’s favour from time to time. Here is one such story so keep reading to find out more!
When Sharon Mayes woke up on the Monday after Christmas, she was convinced that she was not a millionaire. She did have a winning ticket (she had checked the lotto results) but she was still doubtful of her new found wealth – her nausea and inability to eat testified to this. The weekend was a tough one for her as she kept telling herself that she was going to walk into the lottery officials’ office only to find out that there was something wrong with her ticket. No, she was not a millionaire.
However, all of her concerns were unfounded. The 52-year-old woman from Courtland in the United States of America, went along with her husband and several family members went to Circle K convenience store in their area on the Monday morning after Christmas and were given a ceremonial $1 million cheque.
She was one of three people to win the $1 million prize in the Virginia New Year’s Millionaire Raffle. Her husband, Warner, had bought her the lottery ticket as a Christmas present. Sharon had bought her husband a grill for Christmas. He said he was not going to exchange the grill as it was a really nice one with a drip mat and everything. Once the couple realised what they would be doing with their winnings, things began to feel more real and they are getting used to the idea of their newfound wealth.
What they have decided to do is help pay for their children’s tertiary education (knowing how expensive it is in the United States of America, this is a decidedly good move) while the rest of the cash will go towards their retirement – another huge expense in the United States of America. This shows that this couple will definitely use their money wisely. Always good to know!
If you would like to get as lucky as this lovely couple you do not even need to live in the United States of America. You can also win even more than this. All you need to do is get involved in the most exciting industry in the world, the online lottery one. You can win big from the comfort of your home no matter where in the world you live. Not convinced? Why not check out your lottery horoscope and start changing your mind?