Small changes can lead to big consequences, but below is a story about how some literal small change led to some big cash payouts.
Mary Ann Davis also bought the same lottery tickets from the same small Michigan convenience store without any large wins until she found $6 in small change and decided to play a lottery game she had never played before.
She decided to spend the money on an extra Lucky For Life lottery ticket, a lottery game that awards payouts for life to those who win any of it’s top prizes. She only bought a single ticket for this lottery.
“I bought some other lottery tickets and had $6 change, so I decided to buy three Lucky For Life Easy Picks,” she said. “I scanned the ticket a few days later and thought there is no way I had really won. I got online and looked up where the ticket was bought at, and that’s when I knew I was the winner.
She ended up win one of the lottery’s top prizes; $25,000 a year for the rest of her life. The shop that sold her the winning ticket will also be able to claim a small percentage of the win.
Mary Ann says she plans on spending the winnings on paying off most of her debts and bolstering her saving, but also that she is still in shock from receiving the good news and might need a much needed vacation.