If it weren’t for Angela Yount having to go to the Kroger store near her daughter’s house, she might have never won $175,000. While waiting for a prescription to be ready, she bought a $20 $175,000 Stacks of Cash scratch-off ticket.
This is the first time Yount had ever purchased a $20 ticket. “I just had a feeling,” Yount told lottery officials, when deciding which one to buy.
After discovering she’d won, “I kept looking at it and thinking, ‘Nah, there’s something wrong.’”
Yount had a difficult time containing her excitement during her wait. When called up to get her prescription, she couldn’t help but share her news. “I held up the ticket and said, ‘I think I just won $175,000.’”
Yount, who is retired from Brandeis Mechanical, plans to take a trip out West with her husband and help out her children.
The Kroger store on Mud Lane, where Yount bought her winning ticket, will receive $1,750 for selling the ticket.