Leicester woman tries to teach husband lesson, wins $1 million on scratch-off

Glenda Blackwell chose to protect her identity after her big lottery win. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

LEICESTER, N.C. -- A Leicester woman is now 'eating her words' after buying a lottery ticket and winning $1 million.

Glenda Blackwell, 57, of Leicester says she bought a scratch-off to teach her husband a lesson.

On Saturday, her husband, Buddy, requested two Powerball tickets from Suttles Quik Mart. Instead, she bought a $10 Carolina Millions scratch-off ticket for herself.

"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.'"

By Monday, Blackwell had a check in her hands after her trip to Raleigh.

She ended up not teaching her husband a lesson, but it paid off that she was trying to.

"I had to eat my words, but they were worth eating," Blackwell said while laughing. "So, I was very happy."

Blackwell says money isn't an issue for the first time in her life.

"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 chose the lump sum, which was $415,503 after taxes, instead of 20 yearly payments of $50,000 because she isn't sure she'll live that long due to health issues.

The couple says they won't be scratching as many lottery tickets in the future.

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