It can’t get better than this.
A woman from Idaho, USA, won a total of $500,000 in the span of 2 days in lottery.
Orlene Peterson reportedly won $200,000 in jackpot from a scratch-off lottery ticket won $300,000 from another ticket she bought the next day.
Peterson, who is from Coeur d’Alene, said that she stopped at the Albertsons store in Hayden on Friday morning and decided to buy some scratch-off lottery tickets.
Little did she know what future was holding for her.
Recalling the moment, she said:
I had bought some tickets already, then had $20 left over, so I thought what the heck, I’ll get a Grand Fortune ticket. When I scanned the ticket, it said I had to contact the Idaho Lottery for my winnings. That had never happened before when I was playing. I checked it and it was a $200,000 winner. I couldn’t believe it.
The next day, she got to buy again.
Peterson said that she stopped at the Fred Meyer store in Coeur d’Alena and bought a Comin’In Hot Scratch-Off ticket.
Well, she won again.
When I scanned it and said I had to claim it at the lottery, I thought maybe it was $1,000. I never imagined it would be $300,000 and that it happened again. The next day!
The woman went to the lottery headquarters to collect the money.
She won $500,000 in total!
The woman will be using the money to pay off bills, buy a new truck for herself, and go on a vacation in Las Vegas.
The authorities said that Peterson beat estimated odds of 1 in 282.5 million to win the lottery 2 times in the span of 2 days!