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.