Catherine Sakal does not have a system for playing scratch off cards. She plays different games at random and buys from different places. But while on a gas station the number 23 on a lottery card drew her attention because it was her daughter’s birthday.
When she scratched off the card, she found herself with a $5 million jackpot she later chose to receive in a single $3,309,000 lump sum. She and her husband plan very minor changes in their lifestyle. They have hired financial advisers and plans to use most of the money to help family. But she is considering buying a new car too!
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