Kathleen Crewe kept her winning lottery ticket in what she thought was a very safe place.
Being somewhat more careful than many lottery players, she not only tucked her ticket safely inside a thermos flask. But then went on to put the thermos flask inside a flame proof bag!
The ticket was worth $7 Million.
Karen, 57, of Milbury had just won the Massachusetts State $10 Million Raffle.
But she hid the ticket carefully away and headed off to her job at the grocery store, Goretti’s Market, as normal.
Thankfully she didn’t absent-mindedly decide to make herself a flask of coffee to take to work that day.
And it was only yesterday that she revealed the news to her two children that she was now $7 Million richer. Both son and daughter accompanied Karen to collect her prize from the lottery headquarters in Braintree.
The big second prize of $1 Million went to 47 year old Plymouth man, Ronald Tiemann.
You can find a detailed list of all the 1,022 $10 Million Raffle winners on the official lottery site here.
So where do you keep your winning tickets..?