Laura Spears, 55, of Oakland County, Michigan, discovered she had won a $3 million jackpot. Not all messages in the spam folder are junk mail, as this woman discovered when she received a message in her spam folder informing her that she had won the lottery.
The missing mail
The woman purchased a Mega Millions ticket on the Michigan Lottery website for a draw on December 31, 2017. She matched five numbers to win $1 million (£740,000), but she could triple her prize since she purchased a “Megaplier.”
Ms. Spears claimed that she saw an ad on Facebook stating that the Mega Millions jackpot was approaching a significant amount, so she went to her account and purchased a ticket. She was seeking a missed email from someone a few days later, so she searched her junk folder on her email account.
She then received an email from the lottery informing her that she had won a prize. She couldn’t believe what she was reading, so she went to her lottery account to double-check the message, Jacarandafm posted.
A whopping $3 million prize
According to SkyNews, it is still a shock to her that she earned $3 million. Last week, she declared her prize at the lottery offices, stating that she intends to split the money with her family and retire early. Ms. Spears stated that she would check her spam folder more frequently.
She added the Michigan Lottery to her safe sender’s list just in case she ever gets another email about a big win, she said. Spears stated that she intends to share her newfound money with her family and expects to retire early, CBS News added. Lottery players, heed this advice: check your junk mail.
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