2:57 PM PDT, August 6, 2021
A cancelled flight in Tampa led to an unexpected lottery win for a Missori woman.
Angela Caravella, a Kansas City, Missouri resident, was in Tampa, Florida prepared to head home when her flight back was cancelled last minute, according to the Associated Press.
Caravella, 51, purchased her $30 scratch off game from Publix, in a city located just east of Tampa. The store will receive a $2,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket, according to the AP.
She ultimately claimed a $1 million top prize, according to a Florida Lottery news release.
Caravella opted to receive her prize as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $790,000.
“I had a feeling something bizarre was going to happen after my flight was canceled unexpectedly,” Caravella said to the AP.
“I bought a few scratch-off tickets to pass the time and just like that – I won $1 million!”