Sunday, Sept 10, 2017
It's Her Cake
The next best thing to winning the lottery is reading about the winner
ura Dominguez Canto needed money badly. Being of retirement age (60), the pensioner from Panama longed to hang up her gloves, so to speak. She was tired of working, but she still needed to provide for her children. It’s a situation many people around the world can relate to. No one wants to work forever, but some things are worth the sacrifice. Fortunately for Aura, she found a way that would allow her to have her cake and eat it too.
retired, Aura continued working to support her kids.
It was June 2017, when Aura chanced upon a news article online detailing a Scottish woman’s rags to riches story. It was about Jane Park, one of the youngest winners of Euromillions, who, at only age 17, won the £1 million jackpot back in 2013. The young millionaire’s story sparked Aura’s interest in lottery, which lead her to research how she could enter lotteries from overseas.
Ultimately, Aura decided she would buy her first ever lottery ticket via theLotter, the leading lottery site that purchases lottery tickets on behalf of players all over the world. Her plan was simple: she would play in every draw of the Florida Lotto for an entire month, using the same set of numbers.
Unfortunately, for the first three weeks, luck was simply not on Aura’s side. She kept at it though, and at the eleventh hour, with only one ticket left at play, her numbers 3, 10, 20, 29, 35 and 50 finally landed her a win.
A few hours after the draw, representatives of theLotter—Adrian and Ignacio—called up Aura to give her the good news. It was early in the morning in Panama, but she was absolutely ecstatic and filled with energy after hearing that she had won. Her prize? The $30,000,000 Florida Lotto jackpot.
Aura opted to receive her winnings as a lump sum. She took home a cool $20,948,543.98—which is the same value she will be enjoying when converted in her country’s currency.