Lady throws lottery ticket away earlier than realizing she gained

DILLWYN, Va. (Grey Information) – A Virginia lady needed to root round within the trash to search out her successful lottery ticket after she threw it away.

Mary Elliott, 67, says she panicked when she realized she had picked all 5 successful numbers within the Virginia Lottery’s Money 5 with EZ Match sport. She had thrown out her ticket.

However she dove into the trash bin and, fortunately, discovered it – espresso stains and all.

The barcode on the successful ticket was so stained it couldn’t be scanned, however lottery officers honored the $110,000 winnings.(Supply: Virginia Lottery)

In reality, the barcode was so stained it couldn’t be scanned, however lottery officers honored the winnings. The ticket was value $110,000.

“After I noticed I’d gained, I couldn’t cease shaking to avoid wasting my life!” Elliott instructed the Virginia Lottery.

The retired healthcare employee says she selected the successful numbers based mostly on kin’ birthdays, together with that of her son who died just a few years in the past, The Washington Submit experiences.

Mary Elliott, a 67-year-old retired healthcare employee, gained $110,000 within the Virginia Lottery. Earlier than realizing she gained, she threw the ticket away and needed to dig it out of the trash.(Supply: Virginia Lottery)

She instructed the Submit that her win wasn’t as a result of luck however as an alternative one thing larger than her.

“I simply don’t suppose individuals are simply fortunate,” she mentioned. “I believe that if God’s received one thing for you, he’s going to see that you just get it.”

Elliott hasn’t determined the best way to spend her winnings. She says she’s ready for divine inspiration.

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