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Woman Wins $10 Million On Lottery After 'Rude Person' Bumps Into Her

Woman Wins $10 Million On Lottery After 'Rude Person' Bumps Into Her

A $30 dollar scatchcard turned into a life-changing sum of money – and it was all an accident

A Californian woman won $10 million on the lottery after a 'rude person' bumped into her.

The odds of winning the lottery in California depend on which one you're going for: the CA Lottery Fantasy 5 lottery has odds of one in just under 600,000; California Super Lotto Plus' jackpot is one in 42 million.

In a win that'll surely sicken those who've religiously played the exact same numbers, every week, ad infinitum, one woman managed to bag a massive win by accident.

She won $10 million from a scratchcard.

LaQuedra Edwards put $40 into a California Lottery Scratchers vending machine at a Vons supermarket in Tarzana in November last year. As someone who's only ever spent a couple of quid on a lottery ticket, that seems mighty expensive.

Nevertheless, Edwards was just about to select the game she wanted to play when 'some rude person' bumped into her, according to the California Lottery, as per ABC 7 News.

She said: "He just bumped into me, didn't say a thing and just walked out the door."

Ordinarily, Edwards would spend her money on a number of lower-priced tickets. However, because of this 'bump', she ended up spending most of it on a single ticket; more specifically, a $30 200X Scratchers ticket.

Imagine the annoyance: you've popped into the shop to buy a wad of lottery tickets, and you've walked out with one of the priciest scratchcards on offer. Yet, in an extraordinary twist of fate, the card ended up being a $10 million winner.

Edwards said: "I didn't really believe it at first, but I got on the 405 Freeway and kept looking down at [the ticket] and I almost crashed my car.

The supermarket also received a $50,000 bonus from the California Lottery.

"I pulled over, looked at it again and again, scanned it with my [California Lottery mobile] app and I just kept thinking, 'This can't be right'.

"I'm still in shock. All I remember saying once I found out how much I just won was, 'I'm rich!'"

Edwards plans to spend her winnings on a new house and launching a nonprofit organisation. Meanwhile, the supermarket that sold the ticket received a $50,000 bonus.

Reacting on social media, one user wrote: "The person who bumped into her is probably seeking a lawyer now to claim half the prize he deserves."

Another commented: "Looks like the universe made it happen and it was meant to be her that won." A third wrote: "That was no accident. Everything happens for a reason."

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Topics: US News