If you've ever tried your hand at a scratch-off lottery game—and we all know we've done it—there's a good chance that you've been left empty-handed, realizing that those little $2 games aren't worth it. Funny thing, because that's exactly what a North Carolina woman named Glenda Blackwell thought—until she bought one for $10 and instantly won $1 million.
According to WPXI, Glenda wanted to prove to her husband, Buddy, that the Lotto tickets were a waste of money. But when she went and bought her own, well, that plan backfired.
Glenda Blackwell's husband, Buddy, asked her to buy two Powerball tickets over the weekend.
She said she wanted to make a point that the tickets were a waste of money, so Blackwell, instead, bought a $10 scratch-off ticket for herself.
"I was going to be ugly and buy a scratch-off to show him they didn’t hit," Blackwell told WLOS.
It turns out the ticket was worth $1 million, with Blackwell opting for the lump sum of more than $415,000, after taxes.
"I had to eat my words, but they were worth eating," Blackwell said.
OK, so the winnings technically came out to "only" $415,000, but if you told me I only had to drop $10 to win that kind of cash, I'd hand you a $20 and tell you I'd be totally in. Something tells me Glenda won't be giving her husband much grief about these instant tickets anymore.