(UPI) A North Carolina woman who decided to try a Fast Play lottery game ended up winning $373,741 on her 20th wedding anniversary.
Sadhana Patel, of New Bern, told North Carolina Education Lottery officials she was at the U Pick Food Mart, the store she owns, when she decided to try out the $5 Rockin' Bingo Fast Play game.
"I said, 'I feel like I got something good, so let me scan it,'" Patel recalled. I realized it said take it to the lottery. Then I realized, 'I think I hit the jackpot.'
Patel said the day she bought the ticket, Jan. 16, was her 20th wedding anniversary.
"I was shocked," she said. I called my kids first and then I told my husband. We were all happy and shocked at the same time.
Fast Play games feature a rolling, progressive jackpot that increases with every ticket sold until someone wins.
Patel said she plans to use her winnings to pay off some bills and share with her family.Copyright 2021 by United Press International