Woman bought her first ever lottery ticket and won

October 31, 2009 by  
Filed under Lottery Winners

Not all lottery winners buy tickets every week, in fact some people have never played the lottery. But as we always hear ‘you have to be in it to win it’, which is exactly what a lucky woman from New York did. After needing to break a note to get change for the bus ride home, the woman bought her first ever lottery ticket and won the $5 million jackpot.

Mi Hyun Moon, a former New York resident who moved to Philadelphia recently was in the Big Apple visiting friends when she decided to pop into a deli to break a note for some change. Leaving the deli with her change for the bus and her New York Lotto ticket tucked away in her purse the first-time lottery player took the journey home.

This virgin lottery player was so unfamiliar with playing the lottery that she even forgot to check the lottery results to see if she had won. Four days had passed before she noticed the lottery ticket in her purse and checked to see if she had won. The lucky first-time lottery player said the she visited New York about once a month to visit family and friends but that this was one visit she would never forget.

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