"I like to watch the show on television," Wosti said, "and, I like that Steve Harvey."
Wosti said she initially thought the ticket was a $50 winner, but she later scanned it with her phone and discovered it was worth $50,000.
"I kept scanning it over and over," she said. "I was so happy."
Wosti said she told her family about the ticket before hiding in a safe location -- a location she forgot when it came time to cash the ticket months later. The player, who feared the ticket was able to expire, searched her home in a panic and eventually found the ticket tucked away in a suitcase.
"I was so relieved to find it," she said, "and to know I wasn't too late."
Wosti said her winnings will go toward paying off some family bills.