A Cancelled Flight Leads to a Lottery Win in Tampa

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When a Missouri woman's flight back home was cancelled, her trip to a Tampa Publix led her to a lottery win.

A cancelled flight in Tampa led to an unexpected lottery win for a Missori woman.

Angela Caravella, a Kansas City, Missouri resident, was in Tampa, Florida prepared to head home when her flight back was cancelled last minute, according to the Associated Press.

Caravella, 51, purchased her $30 scratch off game from Publix, in a city located just east of Tampa. The store will receive a $2,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket, according to the AP.

She ultimately claimed a $1 million top prize, according to a Florida Lottery news release. 

Caravella opted to receive her prize as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $790,000.

“I had a feeling something bizarre was going to happen after my flight was canceled unexpectedly,” Caravella said to the AP.

“I bought a few scratch-off tickets to pass the time and just like that – I won $1 million!”

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