Woman discovers winning $3 million ticket in spam folder: ‘I couldn’t believe my eyes’ | Abroad

Laura Spears, a 55-year-old woman from Michigan, bought a ticket online a few weeks ago for the Mega Millions lottery draw on New Year’s Eve. That evening the numbers 2 – 5 – 30 – 46 – 61 came out of the drum. Spears didn’t know her numbers by heart and didn’t realize she had won.

It was only a few days later, when the American was looking in her spam folder for a missing email from an acquaintance, when she noticed the email from Mega Millions and saw that she won 3 million dollars (about 2.6 million euros). had.

“I couldn’t believe my eyes,” Spears says. “I logged into my lottery account and then saw the confirmation: I had won.” Spears plans to retire early and will be keeping a closer eye on her emails in the future. “I’m definitely going to add Michigan Lottery to the safe senders list, in case I ever win a prize again,” Spears said.