A WOMAN who bought a lottery ticket after a spooky inner voice told her to has landed up winning £820,000.
Wendy Hester – from North Carolina – said she was grocery shopping when she was stopped in her tracks by the voice.
Wendy Hester has won a life-changing amount of money[/caption]
“Something just told me to buy it, so I did. It was just meant to be, I think,” she said.
So she bought a £8 VIP Platinum instant ticket and took it home, but was stunned when she scratched it off and saw the life-changing win.
Wendy said: “I just kept looking at it thinking, ‘This can’t be right’. But it was right.’”
The lucky woman then immediately called her husband to share the good news.
She said: “I called him and told him, ‘I just won a million dollars.’ This is a dream. We can finally get our home.”
Wendy revealed that aside from buying a new house she will also pay off her car loan adding: “This is a godsend. We really needed this.”
She collected her prize at North Carolina Education Lottery headquarters in the city of Raleigh.
She reportedly chose a one-time payment after being offered the prize as an annuity of £41,324 over 20 years and a lump sum of £493,896.
She then took home a total of £353,331 following state and federal taxes.
It comes after lottery winner who bought a ticket in the spur of the moment, won £41,000 after babysitting her grandson.
Joyce Edwards been a regular lottery player for over ten years and was “dumbfounded” when she realised she had won.
The 57-year-old said: “I just finished babysitting my grandson and stopped to purchase this ticket on my way home.”
This huge win comes after a lucky lady from Maryland won £200,000 while running an errand in her local shop.
The mum-of-five, Isabel Sandoval, was on a booze run for husband before purchasing three Lady Luck scratch cards on a whim.
The warehouse worker, 35, ended up bagging much more than she bargained for when she scooped the top prize of £200,000 on the lotto ticket.