Woman accidentally wins $10 million lottery after pushing wrong button on machine

A lottery machine at Geppetto's Italian Restaurant in Salem, Oregon
A lottery machine at Geppetto's Italian Restaurant in Salem, Oregon Photo credit BRIAN HAYES / STATESMAN JOURNAL via Imagn Content Services, LLC

A twist of good luck!

Back in November 2021, a woman named LaQuedra Edwards put $40 into a lottery Scratchers vending machine at a supermarket when an unfortunate mistake happened.

She told FOX Business that “some rude person” bumped into her, which caused her to accidentally push the wrong number and purchase a $30 200X Scratchers ticket instead.

“He just bumped into me, didn’t say a thing and just walked out the door," Edwards recalled.

She admitted that she was annoyed because she spent 75% of her money on just the one ticket, but when she started scratching it off and saw that she won $10 million, she quickly got over her ill will.

Edwards couldn't believe her eyes when she discovered she won the lottery’s top prize.

“I didn’t really believe it at first, but I got on the 405 Freeway and kept looking down at [the ticket], and I almost crashed my car,” she said.

She pulled over, scanned the ticket with her California Lottery mobile app and "just kept thinking this can’t be right," adding, "I’m still in shock."

"All I remember saying once I found out how much I just won was, ‘I’m rich!’"

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Edwards plans to use her winnings to buy a house and start a nonprofit organization.

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