HUMBOLDT - Humboldt resident Marianne Elliott couldn't believe her eyes when she scratched her $500 Grand instant ticket and revealed that she had won the game's top prize.
"I had to look at it about five times because I was kind of in shock," she recalled with a laugh as she claimed her prize.
Elliott was overcome with emotion at her win – and when she called her husband in to double check the ticket he thought something was wrong.
"I told him ‘No, you have to check this. I think it's $500,000!’" she laughed.
The happy winner said she plans to use her windfall toward renovations and bills, while putting the rest away for a rainy day.
Elliott says she purchases tickets occasionally as a treat for herself. She picked up her winning ticket from Thrifty Market at 203 Main St. in Humboldt on Oct. 9.
"It's very overwhelming. I'm just in shock," Elliott added.
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