A pregnant woman got an early Mother’s Day gift when she won a $1 million Florida Lottery prize just days before the holiday.
Karlee Harbst, 26, purchased the winning ticket at a Circle K in Port Orange. The game – called the $5,000,000 Gold Rush Doubler – offered up to six top prizes of $5 million and 30 prizes of $1 million, according to a news release.
Harbst said she played the same scratch-off game the week before – and got lucky then, too.
“When I saw the ticket was number 24, I had to get it,” she said. “[Twenty-four] is my favorite number!
Her initial instinct made her $100 richer. A week later, Harbst played the game again and claimed a $1 million prize.
Harbst chose to receive the prize as a lump-sum payment of $745,000 dollars, according to the release.