Woman buys scratch card to show husband they're a waste of money, wins €900k


A woman decided to show her husband what a waste of money it was to buy lottery tickets but she got a major, and very pleasant, comeuppance.

WPXI.com report on a North Carolina woman named Glenda Blackwell, whose husband Buddy asked her to pick up two Powerball tickets over the weekend.

Fed up with her husband splashing too much cash on lottery tickets , Blackwell decided to buy a $10 scratch card for herself to show just how useless doing the lottery was.

"I was going to be ugly and buy a scratch-off to show him they didn’t hit," Blackwell told a local TV station.

However, her genius plan came a cropper when she scratched off the panel to reveal she had won $1,000,000 (€914,000).

The way the rules work in North Carolina, Blackwell opted to take the lump sum which, minus taxes, was worth $415,000 (€380,000).

"I had to eat my words, but they were worth eating," Blackwell said.