Hard to ignore: US woman finds $3 million lottery prize winning mail in spam folder

WION Web Team
New York Updated: Jan 24, 2022, 05:20 PM(IST)

Laura Spears wins $3 million lottery prize in Michigan state of the US. Photograph:( Twitter )

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Laura Spears of Oakland County, Michigan state was in for a shock recently when she recently discovered the information about the prize in her junk mail folder. On the Michigan Lottery website, Spears had earlier purchased a Mega Millions ticket for the December 31, 2021. The 55-year-old lucky winner matched five numbers to win $1 million and also had the Megaplier to multiply the prize by three. Spears, who claimed her prize last week, wants to share winnings with family and retire early

If you have the habit of ignoring junk mail, it’s the right time to rethink. Well, absolutely as a woman in the United States won a $3 million lottery prize due to a mail in the spam folder.   

We aren’t kidding, it is completely true.  

Laura Spears of Oakland County, Michigan state was in for a shock recently when she recently discovered the information about the prize in the mail.  

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On the Michigan Lottery website, Spears had earlier purchased a Mega Millions ticket for the December 31, 2021.  

The 55-year-old lucky winner matched five numbers to win $1 million and also had the Megaplier to multiply the prize by three.  

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"I saw an ad on Facebook that the Mega Millions jackpot was getting pretty high, so I got on my account and bought a ticket. A few days later, I was looking for a missing email from someone, so I checked the spam folder in my email account," Spears told Michigan Lottery officials.  

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"That's when I saw an email from the Lottery saying I had won a prize. I couldn't believe what I was reading, so I logged in to my lottery account to confirm the message in the email. It's all still so shocking to me that I really won $3 million!" added Spears.  

Spears, who claimed her prize last week, wants to share winnings with family and retire early.   

(With inputs from agencies) 

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