Robert Goodwin is taking his winnings home in a lump sum, which will leave him with $650,000 in his pocket — definitely nothing to scoff at.
The couple is planning on combining their earnings to buy a home in a retirement community. Their reason?
“No more shoveling,” said Robert Goodwin.
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Just last week, a New Jersey woman found out she'd be taking home a staggering $5 million after finally checking the numbers on a scratch-off lottery ticket she accidentally purchased two weeks ago.
Oksana Zaharov, 46, meant to buy a $1 scratch-off ticket while she was shopping in New York City, but she was mistakenly issued a $10 one by the clerk instead. Even though she went ahead a bought it anyway, she waited a full two weeks to check it.
"When the clerk handed me the wrong ticket I felt bad, so I decided to just go ahead and buy it," she said on Tuesday, according to a Fox News report. "I actually used the ticket as a bookmark for a couple weeks before I decided to scratch it."
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She plans on setting her winnings aside for her children's college plans, but before then, a family vacation to the Bahamas is on the horizon.
“I never win anything,” Zaharov said. “I was sure the ticket was fake. It wasn’t until I brought it into the office that I knew it was for real.”