Jan. 19 (UPI) -- A Toronto woman who has used the same lottery numbers since they came to her husband in a dream two decades ago scored a nearly $50 million jackpot with them.
Deng Pravatoudom told Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. officials that the numbers she chose for the Dec. 1, 2020, Lotto Max drawing were the same ones she has used for lottery drawings husband dreamed about them 20 years earlier.
Pravatoudom's persistence paid off when the ticket earned her a $47.1 million jackpot.
She said the winnings will bring some welcome relief, as she was laid off from her job last spring amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
"With this money, I will be capable of helping my children out more, whatever they want I will be able to buy it for them, a car and new clothes," she said.