‘You’re just wasting your money’: NC woman wins $1 million on scratch-off after telling husband lottery is wasteful

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LEICESTER, N.C. -- A North Carolina woman was pleasantly surprised after she won $1 million on a scratch-off while trying to teach her husband a lesson on wasteful spending.

Glenda Blackwell, 57, bought a $10 Carolina Millions scratch-off ticket Saturday after her husband asked her to buy two Powerball tickets, according to WLOS. Blackwell said she got the Carolina Millions to teach him a lesson about wasting money on the lottery.

"I was going to be ugly and buy a scratch off to show him they didn’t hit," Blackwell said. "Sometimes I get aggravated with him, so I tell him, 'You're just wasting your money.'"

In the end, she never taught her husband a lesson, but it's a payoff she would take every time.

"I had to eat my words, but they were worth eating," she said. "So, I was very happy."

Blackwell said she plans to buy a home, help her daughter and put money into her two granddaughters' college fund.

After taxes, she received a lump sum of $415,503.