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"The day I ordered my ticket, I was working on my family tree. That very day, August 30th, was also my grandparent's wedding anniversary—August 30th, 1924.”
My grandparents were always dear to my heart, so I decided I would play the year they were married.
“My grandparents would have been celebrating their 98th wedding anniversary. My grandparents were always dear to my heart, so I decided I would play the year they were married."
“I first played the number that morning but it did not hit. With $1 left in my Jackpocket account, I decided to try my unlucky luck one more time.”
“Later that night I received an email saying ‘Congrats, Big Winner.’ I said to myself, ‘What is this?’ thinking I probably won enough for tickets the next day. When I looked, it said $5,000. I yelled at the top of my voice, 'Oh my God! Thank you Grandma and Grandpa, and of course God!' Over and over again. I have never in my life won anything like that.”
“I will use the money to pay some bills. I am so grateful! Thank you.”