She’s a lucky sew-and-sew!
An Oregon woman won a $126,784 jackpot in the lottery — after buying the winning ticket with the money she made sewing coronavirus face masks.
“I don’t play a lot,” said winner Lorna Hewitt, who bought her winning Keno-8 ticket at a grocery store in the town of Sisters.
“But I thought — I was doing something to help. Maybe I would win,” she said in a press release from the Oregon Lottery.
Hewett, who was laid off from a restaurant job due to the pandemic, found part-time work at a local grocery store. It was there she decided to earn a bit of extra pocket money by sewing face masks for her coworkers.
“I was making the masks with fabric I already had,” she said.
She claimed her prize money on Thursday — and her first stop after the Oregon Lottery offices was the Joann Fabrics store, so she could continue to help people.
“My masks are popular,” she explained. “And I want to keep making them.”
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