A 57-year-old woman named Glenda Blackwell bought a $10 lottery ticket last Saturday near Asheville, North Carolina, because she wanted to show her husband it’s a waste of money.
His name is Buddy, and he plays the lottery a lot. He actually asked her to buy two Powerball tickets, but she bought a scratch-off instead. Apparently just to get under his skin, because she wanted him to stop.
But her plan blew up in her face in a pretty spectacular way. Because the ticket she bought ended up hitting for a MILLION BUCKS.
They came forward on Monday to collect their money. They took the lump sum of about $415,000 after taxes.
Glenda says she had to eat her words after the ticket hit. But she’s not too upset about it, because they don’t have to worry about money for the first time in their lives.
She says they’re using some of the money to buy a house and put their grandkids through college. And in a roundabout way, she also got what she wanted. Because now that they’ve won, Buddy promised to stop buying so many lottery tickets.
Tuna salad sandwich
This is the easiest $25 you’ll ever make.
There was a class-action lawsuit filed against Starkist Tuna about two-and-a-half years ago, claiming they were intentionally under-filling their cans by a few tenths of an ounce.
And they just settled the lawsuit. Even though they didn’t officially admit to anything, they’re PAYING UP.
If you bought at least one five-ounce can of Starkist tuna between February 19th, 2009 and October 31st of last year, you’re eligible for $25 . . . or $50 in tuna.
Now, odds are you don’t have any grocery store receipts to prove you bought the tuna. But that’s fine. You just have to SAY you did. Although if you lie, you could be facing perjury charges . . . but we have no idea how they’ll prove it.
To claim your free money, go to TunaLawsuit.com and fill out a claim form before November 20th.
Bought Starkist Tuna
BEYONCÉ just shelled out $312,000 on a pair of diamond-encrusted stiletto heels pictured here.
beyonce heels – We assume she got them in gold, because she shelled out $85,000 for a matching gold belt.
On the plus side, Beyoncé’s $397,000 might be tax-deductible, because the owner of the company says he was told she bought the stuff for her next video.
Maybe you’re one of those people who stocked up on Beanie Babies in the ’90s because you thought they’d be worth a fortune one day. But after two decades of taking up space, you’re ready to sell ’em all for pennies.
Well . . . be careful. There’s one family in Cornwall, England that actually won the Beanie Baby lottery, and didn’t realize it.
22-year-old Ryan Flanaghan and his 20-year-old girlfriend Leah Rogers went to a garage sale earlier this month and bought a purple Beanie Baby for about $15.
Turns out the people selling it had no idea it was a limited edition Princess Diana memorial bear. There were only 100 made, and it could be worth up to $93,000.
Leah and Ryan put it up on eBay with a starting bid of $37,500 . . . and a “Buy It Now” price of $60,000. Their auction ends tomorrow . . . and so far, they haven’t gotten any bids.
(Fox 59 – Indianapolis / eBay)
(Check out the auction here.)
If you’re like the stereotypical guy in sitcoms and commercials, you haven’t bought any Christmas presents yet. But that might actually be a good thing . . . at least you can hear THIS before you buy anything.
A new study had women name the worst gifts their husband or boyfriend could buy them. Here are the top 11 . . .
- Bath salts . . . the stuff you get at Bath and Body Works for the bathtub, NOT the drug that makes you eat people’s faces.
- Perfume . . . because you’ll never pick the right one.
- Body spray.
- Gift cards.
- Windshield wipers. (???)
- A sewing kit.