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Hurricane Irma Evacuee Stops At Store, Purchases Two $5 Lottery Tickets, Wins $10K

Tiffany Hatfield and her girls are all smiles as they head to Virginia after scratching off $10K on a lottery ticket.

*Hot dang! Talk about a bit of good news coming out of a bad situation! 

When Tiffany Hatfield’s husband called her from Hawaii after seeing the ravage Hurricane Irma was causing in their hometown near Orlando, Florida, he told her to take their three daughters and leave.

She drove all night. But on the way to her destination — a friend’s house in Virginia, they got out of the car to stretch. Hatfield, 28, stopped in a convenience store “in the middle of nowhere” and decided to buy two $5 lottery scratch-off tickets. 

She scratched 10 blocks, each at $1,000.

?I thought maybe I was looking at it wrong so I had my oldest daughter look at it,? Hatfield said. ?She started screaming and we all started screaming.? Continue reading