A losing ticket bought by a Piedmont woman reportedly snagged $2 million in a second-chance lottery draw. Meanwhile, a lucky Lambton County couple who won $700,000 from a scratch card initially mistook that they had only earned $700.

The Upstate woman who won the $2 million for her losing ticket at a second-chance lottery draw was reportedly surprised by the big news while she was still at work. The South Carolina Education Lottery reportedly called the woman earlier this week to inform her that her losing lottery ticket had won the $2,000,000 Colossal Cash Second-Chance Promotion at the grand prize drawing on Oct. 6, WSPA 7News reported.

“I had to leave work,” she told lottery officials.

The woman said that she was left shaking and could barely talk after she heard the life-changing news.

The lucky woman's ticket reportedly got lucky from more than 894,000 entries for the grand prize draw that happened on Oct. 6. The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, plans to continue her work but has started hunting for a new house.

The next second-chance drawing is reportedly scheduled for Dec. 7 and prizes include a Polaris Slingshot and Polaris RZR.

In a similar but unrelated story of luck and celebration, a Lambton County couple who reportedly won $700,000 from a scratch card initially mistook that they had only earned $700, Brantford Expositor reported.

The couple, Gary Rankin and Ashley Bird, of Sombra, reportedly won the huge sum of money by playing the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation’s (OLG) Instant Supreme 7 game.

“I played our ticket while we were in the car and we checked it using the OLG App,” Bird said. “I thought we won $700 at first but when I looked again, I noticed the number was a lot bigger! It didn’t seem real!”

“I couldn’t believe it. It sounds like a staggering amount of money," Rankin added.

The couple said that they are regular lottery players and that they bought the winning ticket at a Courtright Variety store. They are planning to buy a new vehicle and are looking to invest the rest of the money in their futures.

“We’ll celebrate by having a nice dinner when we get home,” they said from the OLG’s prize center in Toronto where they collected their winnings.

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