*Michelle Shuffler and her husband decided to use the few extra bucks her husband had in his pockets on Sunday to play the lottery — something, she said, they never do.
Little did they know, their karma was about to show up and show out!
When they stopped at the Cubbard Express gas station in Lenoir, N.C., they decided to buy a scratch off Million Dollar Fever ticket.
They were shocked to see they had won $10,000!
But the fact that the ticket implied a Million was actually possible, they decided to press their luck again.
They traveled another 22 miles — probably imagining the possibility all the way; and talking about how they would use a million dollars if they were to win it.
“We saw that the game had a million dollar prize,” Shuffler told the N.C. Education Lottery. “So we decided, ‘Why not try to beat the odds again?'”
They stopped the car at Murphy Express in Granite Falls and repeated the action, buying another Million Dollar Fever ticket.
“It’s a miracle,” Michelle Shuffler said, I am sure after gaining her composure.
USA Today reports Shuffler claimed her winnings on Monday. The lottery said she chose to receive the $1 million in annual payments of $50,000. The alternative was a lump sum of $600,000.
She’s already received her first $50,000, which after taxes, comes out to about $35,000. Shuffler plans to use the money for retirement and for her children’s college education.
Funny thing. Her husband is no where in sight. Wasn’t it the money in HIS pocket they used. Jus’ sayin’ lol!
TWICE in one day. Amazing! Congratulations Shuffler family!