But her plan to teach him a lesson backfired when — she won a million dollars.
"I had to eat my words, but they were worth eating," Blackwell said while laughing. "So, I was very happy."
The Blackwells traveled to Raleigh to collect their check, opting to take a lump sum of $415,000 after taxes. Their other option would have been 20 yearly payments of $50,000, but Glenda was concerned that she would not live that long, due to health issues.
"We've struggled a lot, so now we can buy our own home and our own land. It'll be paid for and I don't have to worry about that no more," Glenda Blackwell said. "So, that's what I plan to do with some of the money and the other part I plan to help my daughter and to put money up for my two granddaughters for college."
Glenda said that she and her husband will not purchase any more lottery tickets.