While in the store, Middlebrook decided to buy some lottery tickets and asked for a $2 scratch-off ticket, two $10 tickets and a 5-Buck Bundle ticket. She also ended up with a $20 $1 Million Spectacular ticket accidentally when the clerk misheard her request.
The player scratched the $20 ticket off in her car and was stunned to reveal a $1 million top prize.
Middlebrook said she drove home and called her husband to come outside and meet her at the car.
"When I opened Carrie's car door, she was crying and shaking. I thought she had hit a deer," Michael Middlebrook recalled. "I looked at the ticket and couldn't believe it."
The Middlebrooks said they are planning to pay off their house and vehicles. They said a large chunk of the prize money will be put away for retirement.