Winning Lottery Ticket Worth $1M Almost Discarded by Florida Woman
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Winning the lottery is a dream. And for one Florida Woman, that lottery dream almost became a nightmare. Almost!
Jill Rowell, a 52-year-old woman from Grand Ridge, Florida, almost threw away a scratch-off lottery ticket worth a million dollars. The ticket was purchased from a Super Snead’s gas station and convenience store in Sneads, Florida for $50.
The Florida Lottery issued a press release stating that Rowell planned to discard the ticket before a bystander suggested that she should double-check it.
Thankfully, Rowell followed the advice and discovered that she had won the million-dollar prize. It’s a good thing she didn’t toss the ticket away!
When you play the new Scratch-Off game $1,000,000 A YEAR FOR LIFE SPECTACULAR, sometimes your day can go from so-so to super spectacular! Jill Rowell of #GrandRidge stopped at Super Snead’s and won a $1 million prize! 👉https://t.co/NhTxzv6thg pic.twitter.com/M2uH93np7l
— Florida Lottery (@floridalottery) March 9, 2023
“I scanned the ticket at the machine, and you could say it was definitely a ‘spectacular’ surprise,” she said, in a statement. “I drove straight here and yes, I want a picture.”
On Monday, March 6, Rowell visited the Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee to collect her prize money and a novelty check, as shown in a photo from the lottery board. The Super Snead’s convenience store where she purchased the winning ticket is located on Highway 90, about an hour’s drive away from Tallahassee.