An out-of-work Lithonia, Georgia woman got the surprise of her life after visiting her local convenient store: She became a millionaire.
After going to the store to buy a Mega Millions lottery ticket, the store clerk mistakenly gave Kathy Scruggs a Powerball ticket. The switch-up was a blessing in disguise for Scruggs, who had been laid off in the spring. She won $25 million.
When she found out she had the winning numbers, Scruggs said she couldn’t believe it: “We were screaming and hollering, and everybody came running,” she told the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “I could not believe it.”
Scruggs said she feels blessed to win because it’ll give her the opportunity to give back. After buying a car and traveling, she says she plans on buying her mother and grandmother a house and starting a foundation to help those in need.