Woman walked around with $66 million ticket in her purse
A 24-year-old woman from Port Huron, Michigan has collected a $66 million lottery jackpot
. Kelsey Zachow had put various Mega Millions tickets in her purse, and after ten days she decided to check the numbers. The single mom then found out that one of those lottery tickets had hit a $66 million prize.
“I was convinced that the shop assistant had made a mistake when she announced the multimillion jackpot
. Then I walked to my car and checked the numbers on my smart phone. I was absolutely speechless when I discovered that I had scooped a cash prize of that magnitude”, the 24-year-old Port Huron resident commented.
She told her boyfriend, a couple of good friends and some relatives about the lottery win. Zachow put the lucky ticket in a safe, and hired both an attorney
and a financial advisor. The single mother chose to receive the payment as one lump sum which after taxes comes to $27 million
. Zachow purchased the winning ticket at a Mount Clemens-based petrol pump.