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

Posted at 10:39 PM, Oct 26, 2016

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.

“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.