Laura Spears of Oakland County, Michigan was looking for a missing email from someone and looked in the spam folder, where she found some good news instead.
The UPI reports that Spears had previously purchased a ticket for the December 31st Mega Millions drawing on the Michigan Lottery’s website, but she forgot all about it. "I saw an ad on Facebook that the Mega Millions jackpot was getting pretty high, so I got on my account and bought a ticket. A few days later, I was looking for a missing email from someone, so I checked the spam folder in my email account." And there among her junk emails was one from the Michigan Lottery notifying her that she won a $3-million jackpot!
The 55-year-old is planning to use her new fortune to retire early and she’s already taken steps to make sure the same email situation doesn’t happen in the future. “I definitely added the Michigan Lottery to my safe senders list, just in case I ever get lucky enough to receive another email about a huge prize,” Spears says.