Pregnant woman wins $1 million from a Florida lottery scratch-off ticket before Mother's Day weekend

Posted at 9:37 AM, May 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-11 13:04:29-04

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.

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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.

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