A woman in Kentucky, USA, got a “Bad Gift” scratch-off at the company’s gift exchange event. Unexpectedly, she was lucky enough to win 175,000 US dollars (approximately S$235,578).
According to comprehensive foreign media reports, the lucky woman is named Lori Janes. She participated in the Christmas gift exchange event held by the company a few days ago.
Her goal was a chain department store worth 25 US dollars (approximately S$33). “TJ Maxx” gift card, but unfortunately it was taken away by other colleagues.
When it was Lori’s turn, she drew two “Hit The Jackpot” scratch cards worth US$25 which made her very disappointed. Lori said that she didn’t want to scratch off the scratch cards at the time, so she kept them as they were, but the colleagues at the scene kept urging her to draw the lottery immediately.
Lori had no choice but to follow the advice of her colleagues. She won US$50 when she scratched the first scratch-off lottery. She won the biggest prize of US$175,000 when she scratched the second scratch-off lottery immediately afterwards, she couldn’t believe it.
After Lori won the lottery, the atmosphere in the whole office was very happy. She said that some colleagues were calculating the amount of money they could get by using the computer carefully, and some colleagues were confirming whether the scratch-off game was really a win.
Lori also called her husband to share the good news. At first, her husband didn’t quite believe it, but he believed it was true when he heard the excited celebrations from his colleagues in the office.
Lori planned to use the bonus to repay her daughter’s school loan and the family car loan.