Her mother thought she had been given a speeding ticket.
But the Government issued paperwork she had just pulled out of her purse was actually confirmation that she was an overnight millionaire.
Lori Skaggs, 37, from Peoria, Illinois bought a $20 ticket in the St. Patrick’s Day Millionaire Raffle run by the Illinois Lottery. Now she can’t believe her luck:
It hasn’t fully sunk in yet. It still feels a bit surreal.
The family were all called over, and gathered round a Journal Star newspaper article from 19th March. It said that someone had bought a million dollar winning ticket from the Circle K convenience store, 7815 N. University Street. That someone was me explained Lori.
Lori plans to continue her job as an X-ray technician at a hospital in Peoria. But she will be getting a new car to replace her old Chevrolet.