Despite the fact that everyone participates in the lottery to win a huge prize, they are not able to believe it when they finally win the jackpot. In most cases, they have to check the number on the tickets several times to confirm that they are the big winner. Some winners would even go to the extent of asking someone in the family to check the numbers thinking that they themselves might be dreaming or seeing things. The story of this 50-year old mother is even funnier. When she received the notification of her win, she kept thinking it was a scam. Let’s know from her the story of her huge lottery win.
Lottery Was Our Family Inheritance
That’s not a joke. It is true that my grandparents were active lottery players. They then transferred their activity to my parents, and we inherited it from our parents. Since I had reached the legal age of buying lottery tickets, I had been purchasing them regularly every week. I can’t remember a week when I had not purchased a ticket. I married my boyfriend of five years, so he also knew about my craze when we married. So, my fondness of buying lottery tickets continued even after my marriage. I had won a few prizes on a couple of occasions.
However, I can say that my total winnings throughout my lottery participation years must not be more than £2,000. Yes, £2,000 might sound big at first but when you know that I had won that in a span of more than 30 years, that’s not so cool.
My Kids Resisted Lottery a Little
The first people in our family to show any resistance against lotteries were my kids. I had a daughter and a son. They did not like the idea that I was so strict about buying lottery tickets every week. They did not mind me checking the results eagerly or anything else. What they hated was the fact that buying at least one ticket every week was like a religion to me. I would start having panic attacks if I did not get my dose of one lottery ticket a week. If I did not get the chance to buy the ticket, I would send one of my children to the nearest store to get the ticket for me.
I have to thank my husband here who was always supportive of me. He never bought a ticket but he would not let my kids have their way. If my husband was not there, my kids would have refused to get the tickets for me. However, days kept passing and I was now 50 years of age. Despite all the resistance, I had passed on my inheritance to my kids as well. They had to buy at least one lottery ticket every week and check the results. Things did not look so cool because somehow, none of us was able to win anything in a span of five years now.
My Son Spots the Scam Email
Time passed and I had started to participate in the 49s lotto. In this particular game, you could actually bet on the lottery numbers. You could decide how many numbers you wanted to bet on and I kind of liked that idea. The problem was that the draws for this lottery took place every single day at teatime and lunch time. So, the draw time arrived quite soon after buying the ticket. It was tiring at times. So, this one day, I could not see the results and was waiting for some pictures that my daughter had sent me on my email.
According to my daughter, she had sent the email with pictures. However, I could not find any email with pictures. I finally called my son to check the email for me when he asked, “Mom, what is this lottery email?” I said, “I don’t know. It’s some scam trying to tell me that I have won £125,000.” My son opened the email immediately to see what it was all about. After reading the email for a minute, he turned to me and said, “Mom, are you kidding me?” I was like, “What? What have I done?” In response, he said, “Do you know what this email is all about?” I nodded my head and said, “Yes, it is some scam.”
I can promise you my son was about to go crazy at that moment. He started speaking loudly and told me that I had won the lottery that I had the ticket for. He asked me to give him the lottery ticket. I did and he matched the numbers. I had matched five numbers in the Irish 49s lottery and with a stake of just £1, I was now £125,000 richer. I had read the email and closed it because I thought it was a scam. My son called my husband immediately. He told him there was an emergency at home and he had to come immediately.
My husband came running to the house and saw me sitting on the couch in the living room. He looks all around in hopes of seeing some signs of emergency. But how could he find anything when there was no emergency. He asked my son what was wrong. My son told him, “Dad, please stay calm when I tell you this.” My husband says, “Okay.” And then my son tells him, “Mom just won £125,000 in the lottery.” All my husband could say in response was no. He kept saying “no” and it took us 10 minutes to convince him that it was true.
Believe Me It Is Unbelievable
Believe me when I tell you that when you big such a huge prize in a lottery, that particular moment is unbelievable. I am a person who had been participating in the lotteries for more than 30 years now, and still I could not believe that I had won the lottery. I am so thankful to my son for spotting the email and confronting me about it. Otherwise, I might have lost the chance to collect my life changing prize. Now that I have received the money and brought some big changes in my life, my children are more than happy to buy lottery tickets for themselves.