While many people say they found lottery luck in a variety of ways that range from dreams to ‘systems’, one Virginia woman had a simpler explanation for her lottery success. She says she just had an urge to buy a ticket.
Good thing that Emma McGee followed her hunch and bought a 100X the Money instant ticket. She purchased the ticket from the Denbigh Food Mart in Newport News and then headed home. It was when she scratched it off at home that she realized she had won big. A million dollars big! She was literally floored and could hardly believe her luck.
When she went to the lottery offices to claim her prize, she chose a single pretax payment of $630,915 over an option to receive the full million dollars over a 30-year period. Her luck rubbed off on the Denbigh Food Mart who now stands to receive a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.