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Woman Tries To Show Her Husband Lotteries Are Dumb, Wins $1 Million

"I had to eat my words," Glenda Blackwell said.
A North Carolina woman who was trying to prove that lottery tickets are a waste of money instead won $1,000,000.
A North Carolina woman who was trying to prove that lottery tickets are a waste of money instead won $1,000,000.

She sure showed him.

A North Carolina woman who said she wanted to prove to her husband that playing the lottery is a waste of money bought a $10 scratch-off and won $1,000,000.

“I had to eat my words,” Glenda Blackwell said in a release from the state lottery commission. “But those are pretty good words to eat.”

The 57-year-old from Leicester said she purchased the ticket Saturday after her husband asked her to pick up two Powerball tickets. She instead grabbed the Carolina Millions scratch-off for herself.

“I wanted to show him that luck doesn’t always hit,” she said.

It didn’t quite work out that way.

“When I scratched the two, there was ‘$1,000,000 winner’ under the two,” she told WLOS.

Blackwell said she was in total disbelief until she was handed a blown-up check bearing the seven-figure sum on Monday.

Glenda Blackwell said she plans to buy her own home and land with her big win. 
Glenda Blackwell said she plans to buy her own home and land with her big win. 

“We’ve struggled a lot, so now we can buy our own home and our own land. It’ll be paid for and I don’t have to worry about that no more,” she told the local Asheville station. “So, that’s what I plan to do with some of the money and the other part I plan to help my daughter and to put money up for my two granddaughters for college.”

Blackwell chose the lump sum of $415,503 instead of receiving 20 annual payments.

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