Date nights have been planned and dinner reservations have been made. Whether you’re buying someone special a bouquet of roses or staying in this Valentine’s Day, you can turn this ordinary day into an exceptional one. Need some motivation to get into the celebratory spirit? Here are two lottery winner stories that we’re sure will lift your spirits on this day of love.
1. The Scratchcard Story
What to buy for Valentine’s Day? This is a question that many couples ask themselves in the month of February. But when Brenda Reed asked herself this question, she decided that simple was better and decided to get her husband a scratchcard. If he wins they both win right?
A week before Valentine’s Day, Brenda won a free ticket from a scratchcard game she played. In the spirit of budget-friendly gifts, she decided to redeem it and gift it to her husband for Valentine’s Day. Brenda headed to a local supermarket and picked up a $1 California Lucky for Life Scratchers ticket. She walked away thinking she found the perfect gift; fun, entertaining and hopefully a winner. Brenda was so excited about her gift that she couldn’t wait for her husband to scratch it, so she scratched it herself, right there in the store.
Apparently her excitement was her gut instinct spurring her on. She had won! Brenda called her husband immediately to let him know the great news and he told her to “come home!” immediately. After coming forward for their $650.000 winnings, the couple announced that there’s a lot they’d like to do with their winnings, like paying bills and taking their entire family on vacation, but for the time being, they’re happy to settle for a big Valentine’s dinner to celebrate. We bet Valentine’s Day will be something the family celebrates every year from now on!
2. The Unexpected Winner
For 41 years William Deluca bought his wife Valentine’s Day gifts. While picking up flowers to surprise his wife on this special day, William decided to buy a lottery ticket for himself. As a consistent lottery player, Deluca decided to check the winning numbers for the previous week’s draw and couldn’t believe his eyes, the winning numbers looked familiar! He couldn’t tell how much he won, but he knew that he won something.
William rushed home and asked his wife to check the Mega Millions winning numbers online. Her enthused screams confirmed what he thought in the store. He held the winning numbers making his ticket worth a whopping $3,471,009.
Deluca fully intended to save his winnings as part of his pension fund and keep his job in construction maintenance. Deluca keeps playing in the hopes that he can ‘‘pad that pension’’! Looks like Deluca’s gift to his wife was a gift to himself as well!
If these stories got you in a winning mood, why not try your luck this Valentine’s Day? If it can happen to them, it can happen to you too right? Start playing here!