Wife buys a scratch-off lottery ticket to prove a point to her husband and ends up winning big
Isn’t it so wildly satisfying proving your spouse wrong? There’s something special about that feeling of rubbing it in their face when you have direct evidence that they’ve screwed up royally and you’re as always, right. But sometimes, it’s kind of amazing being wrong.
Like, $1 million dollars’ worth of amazing.
North Carolina wife Glenda Blackwell, age 57, was clearly over husband Buddy’s lottery ticket obsession. She’d had enough of his shit. So she did what any self-respecting wife would do — she hatched a plan to make him regret spending money every week on lottery tickets. Instead of the $2 Powerball tickets he asked her to pick up, she instead bought a $10 Carolina Millions scratch-off ticket for herself. She tells WLSO News, “I was going to be ugly and buy a scratch off to show him they didn’t hit,” Blackwell said. “Sometimes I get aggravated with him, so I tell him, ‘You’re just wasting your money.'”
But Glenda had to eat her words because that scratch-off ticket? It ended up being a $1 million winner. No big deal at all.
We’ve all been there, right? Wanting to prove our spouse wrong and having it bite us in the ass? Well at least this time, it was a bite with gold-plated teeth because, dollar bills, ya’ll. Glenda has them. $415,503 after taxes, as she decided on the lump sum payment instead of 20 yearly payments of $50,000. She went for the full pay-out as she fears health issues will prevent her from living long enough to collect it all.
As far as her big plans for the money? “We’ve struggled a lot, so now we can buy our own home and our own land. It’ll be paid for and I don’t have to worry about that no more. So, that’s what I plan to do with some of the money and the other part I plan to help my daughter and to put money up for my two granddaughters for college.”
Which is absolutely fantastic, we truly couldn’t be happier for her and her husband, who’s probably feeling pretty smug right now. But it doesn’t sound like Glenda minds being wrong this time around.
“I had to eat my words, but they were worth eating, so, I was very happy.”
We can only dream of eating our words to the tune of all the money. Congratulations to Glenda and Buddy!