Normally it takes most jackpot winners years of playing the lottery before they finally hit the big one, but not for Ann Crump, a grandmother from Blackburn who won the jackpot after buying her first lotto tickets!
The first time lotto player decided to try her luck on the lotto at the age of 72 and she was left utterly speechless after finding out she had won a £10,000 jackpot.
What’s more is, she joined a local hospice lottery syndicate and received a call from the leader of the lottery group just four weeks after joining.
Ann signed up with the syndicate after she was approached by a lottery agent who visited her at home on the premise that a family member of hers was housed at the hospice.
Two years ago, Ann retired from her job as a playground assistant and has since been enjoying her retirement with her husband.
The couple told lottery officials that they have not yet decided what they will be spending the money on but admit it will be a huge financial help.
Another elderly lottery player, this time from Maryland, recently also won $50,000 on the Powerball.
The 77-year-old, Richard Rinaudot, told lottery officials that he plays both the Powerball lottery and the Mega Millions lottery.
He retired to Florida almost fifteen years ago and he and his wife decided to visit their children and grandchildren in Ocean City.
After landing at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on Monday, the winner and his wife drove to Ocean City. Along the way, Richard’s wife Jackie wanted to stop for a sandwich and Richard thought it was a perfect time to buy a few lottery tickets.
They bought the tickets at the One Stop convenience store located at 32227 Queen Highway in Queen Anne. Richard bought one Powerball quickpick ticket and one Mega Millions quickpick ticket, before continuing on their way to see their family.
Richard said that he didn’t check his tickets until Monday night when he went into the 7-Eleven and asked for a print out of the winning Powerball number and the winning Mega Millions numbers.
Double checking the tickets he got the got the shock of his life when he realised that he matched four white balls and the Powerball!
Instead of waking his wife, the happy husband waited until morning to share his great news.
“He told me he had good news and bad news,” said his wife Jackie. “I told him to give me the good news first.”
Well, the bad news was that they missed the jackpot by one number. The good news…they still enjoyed a $50,000 win.
When asked what he plans to do with the $50,000 prize, the lucky winner told lottery officials that he plans to split half of the prize with his wife, help his three adult children financially and maybe take a trip to Las Vegas.
Both the Mega Millions and the Powerball have once again rolled over, offering American lottery players yet another chance to scoop massive prizes.
To give yourself the chance of bagging a massive USA lottery jackpot why not try your luck!
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