The woman, LaQuedra Edwards, wanted to purchase $40 worth of lottery tickets from a Scratcher's machine when suddenly "some rude person" bumped into her causing her to hit a button she did not intend to hit.
“He just bumped into me, didn’t say a thing and just walked out the door,” Edwards said in the statement.
Rather than her preferred selection of cheaper-priced tickets, out came one $30 200x Scratchers ticket.
Edwards was irritated by the situation, given 75 percent of her lottery money had unintentionally gone toward one ticket. But the irritation did not last long.
As she headed back to her car to scratch off the ticket she realized she had won the top prize of $10 million.
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“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,” Edwards joked in the statement.
“I pulled over, looked at it again and again, scanned it with my (California Lottery mobile) app, and I just kept thinking this can’t be right,” she added.