A woman wins $10M after accidentally pressing the wrong button on the lottery

Talk about happy accidents. A Los Angeles woman had her life changed forever when an accidental run in with a stranger led to her winning a $10 million prize, the California State Lottery said Wednesday.

LaQuedra Edwards was buying her usual lottery tickets at a Vons Supermarket in Tarzana, California, in November when a stranger bumped into her and caused her to accidentally select a $30 scratchers ticket instead of her usual purchase, the California State Lottery said in a press release announcing the win. He just bumped into my, didn’t speak a word and just walked away,” Edwards stated in the press release.

According to Edwards’ release, she initially was annoyed by the purchase as she could not buy several smaller-priced games.

But after playing the game in her car, Edwards realized she won its top prize of $10 million, a win she couldn’t believe.

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A line of people waiting to buy lottery tickets forms out the door at Bluebird Liquor on March 27, 2019 in Hawthorne, California. Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

“I didn’t really believe it at first, but I got on the 405 freeway and kept looking down at (the ticket), and I almost crashed my car,” Edwards said in the release. She said, “I pulled over and looked at the ticket again and again. I scanned it using my (California Lottery Mobile) app. And it just seemed so wrong.” I’m still shocked. When I discovered how much I had won, all I could remember thinking was “I am rich!” The release stated that Edwards intends to use the money to purchase a home and to start a non-profit organization.

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