Ignoring advice results in $5 million jackpot

A woman from Sharon Springs (New York) has proven that wisdom may not always be right. Despite scratching off a lottery ticket with the coin tails-up, Audrey Waltimyer crammed her wallet with $5 million in cash. That’s what we call ‘cocking a snook at a saying’.

Double check

Scratch cardThe 66-year-old woman purchased the ‘Win for Life’ scratcher at a Cobleskill-based retailer. Waltimyer first asked her husband to check the ticket, after which she took it to a lottery ticket checker.

Volunteering during retirement

In the meantime, she has decided to take the cash value of the annuity prize and will receive a one-time payment of $2,757,036 after taxes. The Sharon Springs resident will quit her job, but she plans to work on a voluntary basis for an environmental organization.

Advice ignored

Prior to buying the scratch cards, a co-working had noted that scratching off with a penny tails-up would bring bad luck. Waltimyer successfully disproved that ‘wisdom’ after scooping a $5 million jackpot. The 66-year-old gambling enthusiast has not told her colleague that she ignored his advice. Waltimyer added that her son would also benefit from the lottery bonanza.
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