In a heart-pounding turn of events, a Clear Lake resident narrowly avoided tossing away a scratch ticket that turned out to be worth a staggering $100,000. Pamela Litzel, a 70-year-old Woman, had an incredible stroke of luck that she almost missed, leading to a life-changing moment.
Pamela Litzel Claims Top Prize in "$100,000 Mega Crossword" Game
"I almost threw it away!" chuckled Pamela Litzel as she recounted the story of her near-miss with destiny. On a regular day, she found herself sifting through her stack of old lottery tickets, doubting her luck. "I didn't think it was a winner, and I thought, 'Well, I'm just going to check over these old tickets before I throw them.' And lo and behold!"
Litzel clinched the second top prize in the thrilling "$100,000 Mega Crossword" scratch game, a heart-pounding moment she experienced after purchasing her ticket at Randy's Neighborhood Market, located at 20 S. Fourth St. in Clear Lake.
"It was one of those days where I must've been in a hurry," Pamela explained, recalling her initial reaction when scratching the ticket. "When I started scratching it, I got interrupted and thought, 'Well, it's not a winner.' So I just folded it and put it in the side pocket of the door of my car."
A week later, while cleaning her car, Litzel gave the ticket a second look, and fate stepped in. She realized it was indeed a winning ticket and promptly returned to the store. A quick scan on the self-checker machine confirmed her incredible luck ? she had won $100,000.
"I just realized it on Sunday, and I'm still kind of walking on air," Litzel exclaimed, her voice filled with excitement and disbelief. Working for a custom cabinetry company, Pamela had been dreaming of retirement for quite some time. Now, with her unexpected windfall, that dream is inching closer to becoming a reality.
Pamela Litzel's story is a testament to the unpredictable nature of luck and the thrilling possibilities that await anyone who takes a chance on a lottery ticket. It serves as a reminder to always double-check those tickets before dismissing them, as fortune might be closer than one thinks. Congratulations, Pamela, on your well-deserved win, and may your retirement dreams come true!
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