March 1 (UPI) -- An 83-year-old Delaware woman decided to buy a lottery ticket for the first time in her life and ended up winning a $40,000 jackpot.
The woman told Delaware Lottery officials she had never bought a lottery ticket before when a Limited Instant Game ticket caught her eye at Cheswold News and Tobacco.
"I decided to take a chance and give it a try," the woman said.
Her beginner's luck turned out to be fruitful, as she won a $40,000 prize.
"I am so shocked," the winner said. "The machine [scanner] lit up and said I won. I still can't believe it!"
The winner said she hasn't yet decided what to do with her unexpected winnings.