The California Lottery’s Scratcher’s $10 million prizes won by chance

The California Lottery’s Scratcher’s $10 million prizes won by chance

According to a press statement issued by the California Lottery last week, an unintentional series of events led to winning a multi-million dollar lottery jackpot in Los Angeles.

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An event in Tarzana, California, in November 2021 resulted in LaQuedra Edwards winning $10 million by purchasing a scratch-off game from a vending machine by mistake as a result of the involvement of another person who inadvertently injured bumped into her during her shopping trip. 

According to a press release from the California Lottery, Edwards inserted $40 into the machine and began selecting her games when someone bumped into her and pushed her hand toward selecting a $30 200x Scratchers ticket, which she had no intention of purchasing because it represented 75 percent of her total playing budget at the time.

According to Edwards, “He just knocked into me, didn’t say anything, and walked out the door,” he was furious for spending most of his money on one single ticket. However, her annoyance quickly dissipated when she saw that she had won the highest prize in the game by scratching off the ticket.

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Just kept thinking, “This can’t possibly be true”

The winner added that she initially didn’t believe it in her statement. “However, once she got on the 405 Freeway, she couldn’t take her eyes off [the ticket], and she almost smashed into my car,” Edwards continued her narrative. Even after pulling over and scanning the ticket with the California Lottery mobile app, she couldn’t believe her good fortune and “just kept thinking this can’t be right.” “She is still in a state of shock,” Edwards said in a press release. “When she found out how much she had won, all she remembers saying was, ‘She’s now rich!’,” she said at the end of the interview.

According to the California Lottery, Edwards intends to use the money to purchase a home and establish a charitable organization with the proceeds. According to the terms of her winning ticket, a $50,000 bonus would be awarded to Vons in the suburban community of the San Fernando Valley district of Los Angeles, where she acquired the winning ticket. According to the California Lottery’s 2020 fiscal year report, scratcher tickets account for more than 76 percent of all lottery sales, and the $10 million winners will add to the more than $67 billion in rewards handed out by the lottery since its foundation in 1978.

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Lou Ramon Aguila is a contributor for Golden Casino News. He has a degree in BSBA Legal Management with great interest in high-profile legal cases involving sports personalities. An ultimate sports junkie, he covers just about everything in the sporting world with an emphasis on the NBA, NFL, and MLB. In his past time, Lou loves to read manga, watch anime and critique pro-wrestling matches.