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Woman Wins $1 Million On Her Birthday and More Lottery News

How about for your next birthday, someone gives you $1 million dollars? The idea sounds too unbelievable to be true, right? Well, for this Sterling woman, it became a reality after she won $1 million dollars on March 5, which just happened to be her birthday.

Birthday Girl Wins $1 Million Thanks to Scratch-Off Lottery Ticket

Robin Lawler got far more than a ‘happy birthday’ this year after she found out her Millionaire Maker lottery ticket was worth a cool $1 million dollars.

She bought her ticket at the Harris Teeter at 21399 Epicerie Plaza in Sterling, and she first thought she’d won $600. She texted her friend with the good news and then examined the ticket a bit more closely.

To her great surprise, she had won far, FAR more than just $600.

“I blanked!,” said Lawyer to Virginia Lottery officials. “I looked at it and said, ‘What is this?'”

She was given the choice of whether she’d prefer receiving the full amount in installments over 30 years, or if she’d like the lump payment option of $601,684. She opted for the latter.

The Harris Teeter where she purchased the ticket from will receive $10,000 as a bonus from the Virginia Lottery.

Lawler was able to beat the odds of 244,800 to win the top prize in Millionaire Maker, according to lottery officials. There are still six more $1 million prizes in the series that remain unclaimed.

Related: After Suffering ‘Rough Couple of Years,’ Man Wins $1M Lottery Scratch Off

How Another Lottery Winner Helped a Woman in Need

A Lynchburg, Virginia, man did what many others, unfortunately, do not, and decided to help a woman in need after winning $1 million dollars last month.

Mike Robinson owns a roofing company, and when a woman called him to give a look at her leaking roof, he did so much more than that after learning she was in hospice care after suffering six heart attacks.

LindaAnn DeWillers only asked for Robinson to put a few tarps over her roof, but he noticed that the roof needed more than tarps. “It was in pretty bad shape, it really needed replacing,” he said during an interview with ABC13 News.

After putting on the tarps, Robinson got in contact with another roofing company, Rempfer Roofing, to see if they could also help. They ended up donating all of the labor, while ABC Supply Company donated the materials needed.

Robertson offered to pay for the entire cost, but he said so far the company hasn’t sent him a bill. “Recently I had good luck, so I figured I’d pass it on,” he said.

As for DeWillers, she said, “I feel safe and secure now, whereas before I didn’t know if I could stay here. For that reason, I am happy to be in my house.”

I think everyone is happy that she didn’t have to put up her house for sale. Thank goodness for good people existing in this world.

Marion Prince

Marion Prince

If Marion Price ever won the lottery, she’d accept the winnings anonymously, hire a lawyer right away, and live modestly on the interest payments from her lump-sum payment. Not that she has a plan or anything…

She finds the stories of lotto winners fascinating—especially those rags-to-riches-to-rags again stories of winners who had it all and then lost everything.

When she’s not researching tales of winners and losers for HowTheLuck, Marion enjoys horseback riding and hiking.

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