The lucky woman discovered she had won $3 million in a state lottery after she randomly checked her spam email folder. The woman admitted she never checks her spam folder. After claiming the prize, she plans to share her wealth with family and retire early. “I saw an ad on Facebook that the Mega Millions jackpot was getting pretty high, so I got on my account and bought a ticket.” the woman said.
The 55-year-old woman from Michigan, Laura Spears, reportedly matched the five winning numbers – 2, 5, 30, 46 and 61 – in a New Year’s Eve drawing worth $1 million. Her good fortune tripled to $3 million thanks to a bonus called Megaplier.
Spears reportedly bought a lottery ticket online ahead of the drawing and, days later, happened to be scouring her spam email in search of an unrelated email in her personal email account, when she thought in passing to check her spam folder.
Laura Spears said:
“That’s when I saw an email from the Lottery saying I had won a prize. I couldn’t believe what I was reading, so I logged in to my lottery account to confirm the message in the email. It’s all still so shocking to me that I really won $3 million. I saw an ad on Facebook that the Mega Millions jackpot was getting pretty high, so I got on my account and bought a ticket.”
After claiming the prize, Spears plans to share her wealth with family and retire early.
The woman also said:
“I definitely added the Michigan Lottery to my safe senders list just in case I ever get lucky enough to receive another email about a huge prize.”
And her fortune tripled because she shelled out an extra $2 to multiply her winnings.
The current jackpot is $376 million with the next drawing set for Tuesday.