Good luck shines on people in different ways that many could never have imagined and such is the case of LaQuedra Edwards, a woman who won $10 million (N4.1 million) by ‘mistake’.
She ended up winning that amount after pushing a wrong button on a lottery machine at a Tarzana Supermarket.
According to state lottery officials, she was about to start selecting the games she wanted to play when someone rudely bumped into her by the side.
“He just bumped into me, didn’t say a thing and just walked out the door,” she recalled.
The lucky lady said it caused her to accidentally push the wrong button on the machine after which a ticket came out, but Edwards said she had no intention of buying it.
She remembers being irritated by the incident not just because of the bump but also because she had just spent 75% of her lottery money on one ticket, rather than her usual selection of cheaper-priced options.
However, as fate would have it, that ticket she originally did not want, turned out to be what made her very rich.
“Once she was in her car, she started scratching the ticket, the one she was literally pushed into buying, and discovered she’d just won the game’s top prize of $10 million,” the state Lottery said.
Edwards told lottery officials; “I didn’t really believe it at first, but I got on the 405 Freeway and kept looking down at [the ticket], and I almost crashed my car. I pulled over, looked at it again and again, scanned it with my app, and I just kept thinking this can’t be right”.