"It was the day before Thanksgiving, and my husband asked if I could run to the store and buy a turkey since he didn't have time to," the player said. "After going back and forth about who was going to go to the store since we were both busy, I agreed to. I purchased the turkey and then stopped and bought a VIP Millions ticket on my way out."
The woman took the ticket home with her before scratching the numbers.
"When I got home and scratched the ticket, I saw I'd matched one of my numbers, but I didn't scratch the winning amount. I logged in to the Lottery app and scanned the ticket on the app scanner. When confetti came up on the screen showing I'd won $4 million, I started shaking and felt like I couldn't breathe. My family thought I was having a heart attack," she said.
The winner said having to go to the store turned out to be unexpectedly lucky.
"I'm so glad that I ended up going to the store, because if my husband would have gone, we wouldn't be here claiming a $4 million prize," she said.