Woman buys $1 million lottery ticket after telling husband it's a waste of money

A North Carolina woman thought she'd teach her husband a valuable lesson about the lottery, but it didn't go as planned.

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Glenda Blackwell said her husband, Buddy, wanted to try his luck purchasing Powerball tickets Saturday at a local convenience store in Leicester, North Carolina, WLOS reported.

But Blackwell bought a $10 scratch-off ticket with another purpose -- to prove to her husband that they were a waste of money and that he wouldn't win by buying them.

"I was going to be ugly and buy a scratch-off to show him they didn't hit," Blackwell told WLOS. "Sometimes I get aggravated with him, so I tell him, 'You're just wasting your money.'"

But to Blackwell's surprise, she hit big time.

"I had to eat my words, but they were worth eating," Blackwell told WLOS. "I was very happy."

Blackwell won $1 million, which amounted to $415,503 after taxes because she chose the lump sum amount.

She already has plans for what she'll do with the winnings.

"We've struggled a lot, so now we can buy our own home and our own land," Blackwell said. "It'll be paid for, and I don't have to worry about that no more ... The other part I plan to help my daughter and to put money up for my two granddaughters for college."

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