Wife Trying To Prove Lotteries Are Useless Wins A Million Bucks

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The lucky winner plans to buy a home and set up college funds for her two granddaughters with the money.

Glenda Blackwell, 57, was tired of her husband’s habit of buying lottery tickets, throwing away money when they never won even once.

In an attempt to teach her husband a lesson, Blackwell bought a $10 scratch-off ticket, after her husband, Buddy, asked her to buy two Powerball tickets over the weekend.

"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.”

However, things did not go as planned and Blackwell actually learned a sweet lesson herself by winning a whopping $1 million.

She did not mind learning this lesson at all.

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

Money was a matter of concern for Blackwell throughout her life, she plans to buy a home with that money and set up college funds for her two granddaughters.

"We've struggled a lot, so now we can buy our own home and our own land. It'll be paid for and I don't have to worry about that no more," Blackwell said. "So, that's what I plan to do with some of the money and the other part I plan to help my daughter and to put money up for my two granddaughters for college."

She had two options, to go for 20 yearly payments of $50,000 or to receive a lump sum amount after tax deductions. Blackwell chose to receive a lump sum amount of $415,503.

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