Stranger's Advice Leads Woman to $100,000 Lottery Win

“I figured, why not?” the lottery winner said.

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By JOHANNA LI, Inside Edition

Talking to strangers can be dangerous — unless their advice leads you to $100,000.

A 51-year-old woman in Silver Spring, Maryland, opted for a different lottery ticket than usual after a stranger at the grocery store suggested she switch it up.

The woman, who withheld her identity, said she usually buys a $1 or $2 lottery ticket every time she goes grocery shopping.

“It felt weird paying $5 for a lottery ticket, so I stuck to the lower-priced games,” she said. “I did pretty well with them, too."

But the wise stranger told her the more expensive tickets had better prizes, which led her to give it a shot.

“I figured, why not?” she said.

It was all thanks to his advice that she won the jackpot and became $100,000 richer.

"I always scratch my tickets at home, always,” she said. “But this time, I did it right there.”

The stranger was overjoyed.

"He started yelling,” she said. “There were a lot of people in there and in a minute or two, they were all gathering around to congratulate me."

She plans to put the money toward home renovation projects.


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“I figured, why not?” the lottery winner said.
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