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Serendipity Strikes: Misstep Turns Into Million-Dollar Windfall for Virginia Local

In an astonishing twist of fate, a seemingly ordinary attempt to purchase a lottery ticket at a Blacksburg CVS vending machine transformed into a million-dollar jackpot for a Virginia woman. Miriam Long, hailing from Christiansburg, stumbled upon a fortune when she inadvertently selected the wrong ticket type.

Long intended to buy a Mega Millions ticket but mistakenly chose a Powerball ticket for the March 18 drawing. However, this mix-up proved fortuitous as her ticket matched the first five numbers, clinching her a whopping $1 million prize.

Reflecting on her unexpected windfall, Long described the experience as “the best mistake of my life.” The moment she realized she had won was nothing short of breathtaking. “My heart was pounding,” she shared, overwhelmed by the magnitude of her luck.

Despite the life-changing win, Long has kept her plans for the newfound wealth under wraps. Her story is a remarkable reminder of how fate can surprise us in the most unexpected ways.

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