(KTLA) – A woman won $10 million after buying a lottery ticket at a Southern California supermarket last year, state lottery officials announced Wednesday.
LaQuedra Edwards put $40 into a Scratchers vending machine in a Vons in Tarzana in November 2021. As she was about to start selecting the games she wanted, Edwards said that “a rude person” l clashed, according to a press release from the California Lottery, which does not immediately reveal the identity of the winners for confidentiality reasons.
This person’s bump caused her to accidentally press the wrong number on the machine, she said.
A $30 200X Scratchers ticket came out of the machine, and Edwards said she had no intention of buying it.
“He just pushed me around, didn’t say anything, and just walked through the door,” Edwards recalled.
She remembers being irritated, not only because the person pushed her around, but also because she had just spent 75% of her lottery money on a ticket, rather than her usual selection of lesser options. dear.
“Once in her car, she started scratching the $30 bill – the one she was literally pressured into buying – and found she had just won the game’s top prize of $10 million,” said the state lottery.
“I didn’t really believe it at first, but I got on the 405 freeway and kept watching. [the ticket], and I nearly crashed my car,” Edwards told state lottery officials. “I stopped, watched it over and over, scanned it with my [California Lottery mobile] app, and I kept thinking that couldn’t be true.
Edwards said she was going to use her winnings to buy a house and start a nonprofit.
“I’m still in shock,” she added. “All I remember saying once I found out how much I had just made was, ‘I’m rich! “”
The Vons store where Edwards “accidentally” won his fortune received a $50,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.