24-Year-Old Mother Wins Lotto Jackpot Of $66 Million
We have to admit, this story had us frantically combing our houses and handbags for old lotto tickets just in case we might have been a winner. Even €2 would have been great...
24-year-old Kelsey Zachow, a young mother from Port Huron, Michigan, took home a whopping $66 million after she discovered she was in possession of a winning ticket.
According to the New York Daily News, Kelsey didn’t even know she had the winning ticket until 11 days after she bought it on Friday the 13th June. Yes, the Friday the 13th June.
“When the clerk at the store told me I had a big winner I was positive that he was mistaken,” Zachow said in a statement. “There was a long line in the store behind me, so I decided to leave and looked the numbers up on MichiganLottery.com when I got into my car. That’s when I realized I had won the jackpot and could barely breathe.”
Kelsey raced home to tell her boyfriend of three years about the news. He has been unemployed for a year.
The pair are parents to a 7-month-old boy called Benjamin. Kelsey has been working as a medical assistant and bartender to pay the bills.
“I have always wanted an electric blue Ford Mustang, and one day I will get one, but helping my family live comfortably comes first for me,” Zachow said.