Did you ever browse the lottery section of this website? Most of the stories are downright insane.
Orlene Peterson is now a member of the “insane lottery story” club. The Idaho woman won on two different lottery scratch-off winners and her second win was a total “eh, why not?” moment.
On Jan. 29, Peterson bought a Scratch Game Grand Fortune ticket at a grocery store.
“When I scanned the ticket, it said I had to contact the Idaho Lottery for my winnings,” Peterson told the Idaho Lottery. “That had never happened before when I was playing. I checked it and it was a $200,000 winner. I couldn’t believe it.”
Peterson’s luck wasn’t done yet.
“I had bought some tickets already, then had $20 left over, so I thought what the heck, I’ll get a Grand Fortune ticket,” she told KTVB 7.
She won again and had to scan the ticket once again.
Her second scratch-off card was worth $300K.
Peterson won a total of $500K in two days.
Idaho lottery officials said the odds of winning on both tickets was about 1 in 282.5 million.
[via KTVB 7]