There are worse ways to wait.
While having a flight canceled is usually an inconvenience, it worked out very well for one woman in Florida. She decided to buy a lottery ticket at a convenience store while trying to decide what to do next.
She chose a winner worth $1 million.
Angela Caravella, from Kansas City, Mo., opted for the one-time, lump-sum payment of $790,000, according to a press release from the Florida Lottery. The scratch-off ticket was purchased from a Publix near Tampa.
Her flight was canceled earlier that day which is why she went to Publix.
Caravella stated to the Florida Lottery that she had a feeling that something strange was about to happen after her flight was unexpectedly cancelled. To pass the time, I purchased a few Scratch Off tickets and I was instantly rewarded with $1 million!
The winning ticket will be sold at a $2,000 bonus to the store where she bought it. Caravella claimed her prize in Tallahassee at the Florida Lottery Headquarters.
According to Florida Lottery scratch-off games account for 75% of all ticket sales in the state lottery. In 2019-2020, the games generated more than $1 billion for Educational Enhancement Trust Fund.
The Florida Lottery has provided more than $39 billion in funding for various education programs and funds throughout the state. It has also helped to fund scholarships for over 880,000 students.
More than 3,000 people have been made millionaires by playing the Florida Lottery since 1988.