There’s not much more satisfying than watching some know-it-all eat their words. Unless, of course, that somebody is your wife and she’s swallowing those and laughing all the way to the bank.
For 57-year-old Glenda Blackwell and her smug husband, the couple was pretty darn happy after Glenda seemingly did the impossible and won one million dollars from a scratch-off she bought from a North Carolina convenience store.
“I was going to be ugly and buy a scratch off to show him they didn’t hit,” Blackwell said. “Sometimes I get aggravated with him, so I tell him, ‘You’re just wasting your money.’”
Blackwell won a million dollars from a scratch-off. She bought the ticket because she was fed up with her husband buying lottery tickets and intended to teach him a lesson. Now, she can’t seem to remember what lesson that was because she’s too busy rolling in money.
“We’ve struggled a lot, so now we can buy our own home and our own land. It’ll be paid for and I don’t have to worry about that no more,” Blackwell said. “So, that’s what I plan to do with some of the money and the other part I plan to help my daughter and to put money up for my two granddaughters for college.”
Blackwell opted for the lump sum of $415,503 after taxes, rather than 20 yearly payments of $50,000 because she isn’t certain she’ll live that long due to health issues.
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