Woman goes to store to buy spices, becomes $90 million richer
How's this for dumb luck: You go to the store to buy a newspaper and spices, happen to pick up a lottery ticket and two weeks later, you're $90 million richer.
That's exactly what happened to Lisa N. Quam, a Washington state woman who went to the store to get pumpkin spice on the morning of Thanksgiving, according to KING 5. Quam, who calls herself a "special occasions lottery player," posted the tickets on the refrigerator and found out she won the day after the number were announced.
"I yelled to my family, 'Get up here!' They all thought I was mad and angry about something...My daughter asked, 'Is this an emergency?' and I said, 'Yes!'" Quam told NBC.
Quam has sinced emailed her coworkers to tell them she wouldn't be returning and said to watch the press conference where she was announced as the winner.
The couple is planning on retiring and using the money to travel, pay off student loans and buy a Subaru Forrester. As for the payout, Quam has to choose between a one-time $56.8 million dollar payout, or an annuity of 30 payments.
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