A North Carolina woman’s mistake led to a big payoff.
Elizabeth Johnson won $2 million after buying a lottery ticket for a drawing she was not even trying to enter.
The Lucama resident rushed to get her numbers into a Powerball drawing last week but missed the cutoff by one minute to buy a ticket with online play.
However, Johnson’s quick-pick ticket was good for the drawing three days later, which earned her a $2 million prize.
She says she was surprised when she found out she won because she thought she didn’t play that particular night.
After taxes, Johnson’s payout comes to $1.4 million.
She plans to buy a house and take her kids to Disneyland.