Imagine winning a cool $5-million…on accident? Dare to dream!
Oksana Zaharov, a 46-year-old mother of two from North Jersey, was out shopping when she decided to purchase her usual $1 scratch ticket. The clerk, however, gave her the wrong ticket. Instead of handing Zaharov a $1 scratch ticket, the clerk handed her a $10 Lucky For Life ticket.
“When the clerk handed me the wrong ticket, I felt bad so I decided to just go ahead and buy it,” Zaharov said in a release from the New York Lottery. “I actually used the ticket as a bookmark for a couple of weeks before I decided to scratch it.”
Well, when Zaharov finally scratched the ticket, she realized that she had won the jackpot! She was guaranteed $5,000 a week for the next 20-years of life!!!
“I never win anything,” she said. “I was sure the ticket was fake.”
Zaharov will now receive payments of $260,000, or $172,068 after taxes once a year for the next 20-years.
Talk about the best mistake ever!!!!