Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

World

US woman finds $3m lottery ticket in junk email folder

Image source, Michigan Lottery

A US woman discovered she had won $3m (£2.2m) from the lottery after checking her spam folder for an unrelated email.

Laura Spears, 55, had purchased a Mega Millions ticket online from the state lottery after she saw the jackpot climbing into the hundreds of millions.

“A few days later, I was looking for a missing email from someone, so I checked the spam folder in my email account,” she told lottery officials.

Advertisement

“That’s when I saw an email from the lottery saying I had won a prize.”

“I couldn’t believe what I was reading, so I logged in to my lottery account to confirm the message in the email,” she said, calling the win “shocking”.

She now plans to retire early, and to monitor her emails more closely in the future.

“I definitely added the Michigan Lottery to my safe senders list just in case I ever get lucky enough to receive another email about a huge prize,” she said.

Mega Millions lottery tickets are sold for two dollars in 45 states.

In 2018, a single winner in South Carolina walked away with a record $1.6bn Mega Millions win.

You May Also Like

European Union

After a Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in Ukraine was detained, U.N. nuclear watchdog chief Rafael Grossi announced that the man responsible has been released....

United States

The goal is “energy security,” lobbyists said, although clean-energy advocates counter that wind and solar provide more protection from boom-and-bust oil markets. Russian troops...

World

For many years we have seen how the Soft Power used by the Kremlin works exclusively through culture, exhibitions, musical groups presentations, etc. It...

European Union

Reports have emerged in Russian and European media outlets that Siemens Finance, a Russian leasing company owned by Siemens AG, is looking for a...