There have been many interesting ways luck seems to find people who are meant to win big lottery jackpots. For Pulaski, New York woman Barbara Krupke, it was a simple trip to the store to purchase bird seed which led her to buy a ticket which w0n a $1 million jackpot.
She had visited Kinney Drugs on Rome Road to purchase bird seed and a few other items. While there she cashed winning scratch-off tickets for $15, and used the proceeds to purchase two more tickets – a $10 Set For Life and a $5 25X the Cash ticket. It was the $5 ticket which turned out to be worth a cool million.
Krupke later opted to receive a single payment of $502,968 after taxes. She want to share the money with relatives and keep some for herself and her husband, as both are retired from the restaurant business.