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    Buddy Blackwell asked his wife Glenda, 57, to pick him up two Powerball tickets over the weekend. Annoyed with her husband wasting money, she bought a $10 Carolina Millions scratch ticket for herself, just to prove that nobody ever wins.

    "I was going to be ugly and buy a scratch off to show him they didn’t hit," Blackwell told WLOS. "Sometimes I get aggravated with him, so I tell him, 'You're just wasting your money.'"

    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.

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    Lottery, Carolina Millions, Powerball, Glenda Blackwell, Buddy Blackwell, North Carolina
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