When Glenda Jackson from North Carolina bought a scratch card ticket for the Carolina Millions, she expected to be making a point to her husband.
The Irony of this Carolina Millions Scratch Card Win
57-year-old Glenda Jackson from North Carolina was not happy with her husband Buddy frittering away money on gambling. She decided to teach him a lesson after he had asked her to buy two Powerball tickets from the local Quik Mart in Asheville.
On 22nd October 2016, instead of buying the tickets her husband had requested, she decided to buy a ten-dollar scratch card for the Carolina Millions Lottery. Ironically, as luck would have it she won a jackpot prize. Her idea backfired but everything now changed for Glenda and Buddy.
The total win after taxes turned out to be just over 415,000 dollars after taxes. That was a sizeable win for a 10 dollar stake. The Jackson’s had decided to decline the Lottery offer of 20 yearly payments of 50,000 dollars. That was in favour of a cash lump sum due to their age.
In her mind Glenda was thinking that she could make a point to her husband. She wanted to teach him that gambling does not pay. Surprisingly, she thought that she might convince him he was gambling too much.
After the win she said “I had to eat my words, but they were worth eating.” During an interview with a local TV news presenter she was laughing about the irony of the win, she was obviously very happy to have won such a large sum of money.
When asked what they were going to do with the new-found wealth the Jackson’s said they would be purchasing a new home and spending the rest of the money on their grand-daughters’ education.
Whether the Jackson household be united about gambling in the future remains to be seen. One thing is for certain, Glenda would find it hard to nag her husband about gambling.
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