Elizabeth Johnson of North Carolina won $2 million by buying a coupon for a different US numbers game than she intended. The woman was one minute late in submitting the ticket, causing her ticket to be entered on another lottery day.
According to the North Carolina Education Lottery Announcement, Happy Fate began on Wednesday, May 19, when a woman presented a lottery ticket at the end of her workday. Or at least I thought she did. In fact, her coupon was returned a minute later.
However, the woman’s misfortune soon turned into happiness. On May 22, during Saturday’s draw, the numbers I had drawn on Wednesday turned out to be consistent with the numbers drawn.
– It was a shock. “I didn’t even play today,” Johnson said, in the statement, when I got the message I won.
Her three-dollar lucky ticket matched the numbers on all five white balls and secured $1 million in the May 22 raffle. The woman’s prize doubled to $2 million when the 2X multiplier was withdrawn. The odds of matching all five white balls are 1 in 11.6 million.
Johnson, who works as a translator, collected the prize last Thursday at the lottery headquarters in Raleigh. The final prize after tax was $1.415 million.
The woman said she would buy a house and go on vacation with the money she won. As she added, her children dream of a trip to Disneyland.