Get this: A Canadian woman wins $40M, not the $40K she celebrated over last Friday. When the Toronto woman learned she'd won the Lotto Max draw, she made promises to visit Hawaii and dine at certainly one of favorite restaurants. Monday, reporters learned her small lottery fortune had morphed to a pot of gold.
Canadian lottery winner, Maria Carreiro, 51, danced about and was filled with laughter since the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation presented her which has a lotto jackpot check out $40M, not the measly $40K she believed she'd won a week ago, reported the Huffington Post on April 10.
Carreiro's journey from "comfortable" to "filthy-rich" began Friday when she looked over her lottery ticket and learned she won big money of greenbacks.
However, one among her daughter's did a little research on the Internet and learned her mother might be wealthier than she thought.
After visiting a local store and re-checking her ticket, the girl learned she would be a multi-millionaire.
The Portuguese immigrant, website a mom of three daughters and grandmother to 5, intentions to share her windfall with members of the family to get homes and cars. She also offers to take her husband while on an elaborate vacation returning to her homeland.
Moments after learning the lottery commission confirmed the Toronto woman won $40M, not $40K, her husband gave her job notice of his resignation. However, he was thoughtful enough to supply him a one-day notice. Imagine that?