Great-Grandmother Wins $5 Million Lottery Following Breast Cancer Treatment

A Pennsylvania great-grandmother recently got the ultimate surprise when she found out she was the winner of a scratch-off ticket worth $5 million

Published Time: 05.07.2024 - 02:31:13 Modified Time: 05.07.2024 - 02:31:13

A Pennsylvania great-grandmother recently got the ultimate surprise when she found out she was the winner of a scratch-off ticket worth $5 million.

Donna Osborne, from Lancaster County, Penn., found out she won the multimillion-dollar prize from a scratch-off game called Monopoly Own It All, according to a press release from the Pennsylvania Lottery.

The 75-year-old great-grandmother, who recently finished breast cancer treatment, said she couldn’t believe that she was the winner.

“I could not believe my eyes!” Osborne said, per the release. “I went back into the store and said, ‘Can you please check this? Is it right or wrong?’ Well, the clerk said, ‘It’s right!’”

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Osborne said that a repeatedly delayed flight to Florida was the twist of fate that led her to purchase the winning ticket.

“I was at the airport with my d -

aughter. We were on our way to see family in Florida when the flight got delayed. Well, it was delayed so many times, I decided to go home. My daughter stayed and flew to Florida,” she told lottery officials. “If I didn’t leave the airport, I would have never bought that ticket!”

Pennsylvania Secretary of Revenue Pat Browne congratulated Osborne, who also recently celebrated her birthday, on her win.

“We wish Donna the best of birthdays as we celebrate her for winning this big Scratch-Off prize…and it’s thanks to players like her that the PA Lottery is able to not only create millionaires but also help seniors live a good life," Browne said, per the press release.

As for if she plans to retire and enjoy her millions, Osborne made it clear that not working is not an option.

“I don’t know what I’d do with myself, I have to keep moving," she said. "I think I’ll invest some of the prize, sure, but then go to Alaska!”

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