Woman's run in with a rude person leads to $10 million lottery win!
Los Angeles, California - A California woman became a millionaire after an act of rudeness indirectly led her to a winning lottery ticket!
It was November 2021 and LaQuedra Edwards was at a Vons Supermarket in Tarzana, Los Angeles County. As she was getting ready to select her favorite scratch off ticket from a California Lottery vending machine, a person bumped into her and she pressed the wrong number.
Instead of getting her usual scratcher ticket, she was very much so pushed into buying a $30 200X Scratchers ticket.
LaQuedra told California State Lottery Officials that, thanks to "some rude person," she spent most of the $40 she had put in the machine on a ticket that she didn't want.
"He just bumped into me, didn't say a thing and just walked out the door," she said.
But that irritation quickly turned to joy and almost into an automotive accident.
LaQuedra left the store with the unwanted ticket, got her car, and started scratching.
The unwanted ticket turned out to be a golden one, netting hr the top prize of $10 million! Edwards initially couldn't believe her luck, so she just started driving.
"I got on the 405 freeway and kept looking down at [the ticket] and I almost crashed my car," she said. "I pulled over, looked at it again and again, scanned it with my [California Lottery mobile] app, and I just kept thinking this can't be right."
Eventually, the reality of her incredible win sunk in: "All I remember saying once I found out how much I just won was, 'I'm rich!'"
Edwards plans to use the prize money to buy a house and start a non-profit organization.
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