She Won $100K Lottery, Hit Even Bigger on Way Home

Delaware woman won another $300K prize same day she claimed first prize
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 6, 2022 1:25 PM CST
She Won $100K Lottery, Then Hit Again on Way Home
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It's not Powerball money, but it's a pretty remarkable lottery story nonetheless. A 70-year-old Delaware woman won a $100,000 prize from a scratch-off ticket, then won another $300,000 on the way home from claiming that prize, reports CNN. The unidentified woman struck first with an "Instant Game" ticket in Newark, Delaware, and went with a friend to pick up her winnings. On the way home, she bought three "Serious Money" scratch-off tickets and proceeded to scratch off a $300,000 prize, per a news release.

“My best friend was the first person I told about winning the $100,000 top prize, and she came with me to claim it,” the woman is quoted as saying. When she uncovered the second prize later that day, "we just sat there in disbelief," she says. "It was absolute insanity.” At that point, they doubled back to the state's lottery headquarters to claim the additional money. Most of it is going into her retirement fund, the winner says. (More lottery stories.)

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