70-year-old woman went to claim her prize $100,000 (£88,000) prize in Newark, Delaware on October 20 when she was told she had won another mega prize in Newark, Delaware, US. The woman and her best friend were left in disbelief after discovering she had won another huge prize.
A lucky pensioner scooped a life-changing $300,000 lottery prize while on her way home from collecting a $100,000 win.
The 70-year-old woman, who has decided to remain anonymous, was ecstatic when she went to claim her prize $100,000 (£88,000) prize in Newark, Delaware, US, on October 20.
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The Delaware Lottery Games said the woman “was thrilled to discover she was a $100,000 winner after scratching two $100K ULTIMATE CASH Instant Game ticket[s] she purchased from Speedy Gas in Newark.”
They said that she went to the lottery headquarters about a week after her big win to claim her top prize.
She reportedly told lottery officials that “it was her biggest win since she began playing the Delaware Lottery seven years ago.”
But then on her way home, after buying another lottery ticket to celebrate, she discovered that she had won a whopping $300,000 (£265,000).
The woman and her best friend were left in disbelief after discovering she had won another huge prize.
Her friend came along to help collect her winnings as she described the moment she heard about winning the two top prizes as “absolute insanity”.
The Delaware State Lottery said: “The woman’s lucky day wasn’t over just yet. On her way home, she decided to celebrate by purchasing three SERIOUS MONEY tickets from N. Dover Tiger Mart in Dover. Amazingly, one of the tickets turned out to be a $300,000 top prize winner.”
The woman said: “My best friend was the first person I told about winning the $100,000 top prize, and she came with me to claim it.”
She added: “When I scratched the $300,000 winning SERIOUS MONEY ticket later in the day, we just sat there in disbelief. It was absolute insanity.”