A California mother got the surprise of a lifetime when she stopped to use a CVS bathroom and left with a lottery ticket worth $5 million.
Jennifer Daniels stopped into a CVS store in Modesto, California, to use the bathroom, KTLA reports. As she was leaving, Daniels decided to buy a scratch-off lottery ticket.
“I stopped to use the restroom because I couldn’t hold it until I got to the office,” the young mother said. “I walked into the CVS, used the restroom and on my way out I saw the lottery machine.”
She paid $20 for her lottery ticket and after scratching off the barcode she scanned it at the machine and discovered she had won $5 million, according to the California Lottery news release.
“I was very calm,” said Daniels. “I was just smiling, no screaming or anything like that.”
Daniels now says that she plans to use the money to help her family.
“My number one thing is to pay off my parents’ house and pay off their car so my mom can retire,” she said. “And then I want to pay off my own house and put some money aside for my son’s school.”
She hopes that the money will allow her to spend more time with her son.
“I’m not going to have to work six days a week and be on the overtime list at work,” she said. “I can just work eight hours a day and enjoy my days and spend time with my son.”
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