A grandmother won the lottery after “praying” for money.
Wendy Johnson – from North Carolina – admitted she “never” expected to win the huge $1 million jackpot after trying for a second chance drawing alongside another 983,012 entries.
She told lottery officials: “I never thought I’d win but I was praying. When I got the phone call, I actually thought I’d won one of the smaller drawings. It never occurred to me that I’d actually win the $1 million.” According to MSN, “Johnson could choose a $1 million annuity with 20 payments of $50,000 a year, or a $600,000 lump sum. She chose the lump sum and took home $424,500 after tax withholdings, officials said.”
She will buy a new house and use the rest of the money to take care of her children and grandchildren.