Wife buys scratch-off to teach husband lottery is a waste of money, wins $1M

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LEICESTER, N.C. — A North Carolina woman’s attempt to show her husband the lottery is a waste of money backfired in the sweetest possible way.

Glenda Blackwell, 57, bought a $10 Carolina Millions scratch-off ticket Saturday after her husband asked her to buy two Powerball tickets, according to WLOS. Blackwell said she got the Carolina Millions to teach him a lesson about wasting money on the lottery.

4 Fast Facts

  • Woman’s attempt to teach husband a lesson backfires
  • She told him that playing the lottery was a waste of money
  • She spent $10 on a scratch-off ticket that ended up being worth $1 million
  • The couple will buy a home, help their daughter and save money for their granddaughters’ college fund

“I was going to be ugly and buy a scratch-off to show him they didn’t hit,” Blackwell said. “Sometimes I get aggravated with him, so I tell him, ‘You’re just wasting your money.'”

Instead of losing $10, Blackwell hit the jackpot, winning $1,000,000.

In the end, she never taught her husband a lesson, but it’s a payoff she would take every time.

“I had to eat my words, but they were worth eating,” she said. “So I was very happy.”

Blackwell said she plans to buy a home, help her daughter and put money into her two granddaughters’ college fund.

After taxes, she received a lump sum of $415,503.

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