Woman Wins $40M, Not $40K in Lottery

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Woman wins $40M, not $40K: A Toronto woman thought she won only $40,000 in the lottery but it turned out she won $40 million.

“I went home and I told my daughter, ‘Oh, I won $40,000! I won $40,000!’” Maria Carreiro told reporters earlier this week, according to CBC News.

However, she later learned that it was $40 million.

“It said $40 million and then I go: ‘Oh my God,’” she recalled. “And I ran back up the street, home and then I go: ‘I need a glass of water.’ So I drank a glass of water and said: ‘Let me go sit down and relax.’ And that was it.”

Her husband, when he heard the news, quickly made plans to quit his job.

Carreiro, an immigrant from Portugal, bought the ticket last Friday at the Variety and Video store in Toronto, according to CNN.

“It still hasn’t sunk in,” said Carreiro’s daughter Manuela, according to the network. “My dad works so hard, and we’ve been struggling so much … $40 million is so much money.”

First, Carreiro said she plans on buying houses for “my daughters and me.”

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  • KathyBeeBee

    Good for her! Disconnect the phone and the doorbell, hire a lawyer and a financial planner, and “do” for people who’ve helped you when things were tough. Pay it forward some, and be careful!

  • http://twitter.com/Yakezie Yakezie

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!

  • girlmelody

    40 mil is a nice amount but only if you continue to live very modest. Congrats and spend wisely

  • Orams Justice

    How do you make a mistake with that kind of “cabbage?”

  • http://www.facebook.com/dixieluvscats Dixie Womble

    This is so awesome! Have fun! and God Bless we wish you well..:)

  • http://www.facebook.com/BenLucciola Ben A. Lucciola

    Great! at least in Canada and other more civilized countries you get to keep in all: unlike the crooks in the USA who take more than half.


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