VIRGINIA (Bernama): A Virginia woman said a painful headache turned out to be a blessing in disguise when it led her to a US$500,000 (RM2.1mil) lottery jackpot, United Press International (UPI) reported Wednesday.
It said Olga Ritchie, of Henrico, had told Virginia Lottery officials she was suffering from a headache recently, so she went to Tony’s Market in town to buy medicine.
Ritchie said she decided to buy a Mega Money scratch-off ticket while checking out, and she discovered at home later that she had won the US$500,000 top prize.
“I couldn’t believe my eyes, the winner recalled. I almost fainted!, ” she said.
Ritchie said she plans to use her winnings to make updates to her home and save for retirement.
She said she now is grateful for the headache, UPI reported.
“Turns out it was just my lucky day”, she said. – Bernama
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