Lucky mother evacuates home in Florida, wins lottery

A mother of 3 was on her way to a friend’s house in Virginia in order to escape Hurricane Irma, when she pulled over and bought 2 scratch tickets, winning 10 thousand dollars.
Hatfield Photo credit: North Carolina Education Lottery/ Channel 2 News

28-year-old Tiffany Hatfield left her Florida home last Friday together with her 3 daughters to her friend’s house in Virginia in order to escape Hurricane Irma. During the drive, she pulled over at a store and decided to purchase 2 scratch tickets. She ended up winning 10 thousand dollars.

“I thought maybe I was looking at it wrong so I had my oldest daughter look at it,” Hatfield said. “She started screaming and we all started screaming. I was so scared I was going to lose that ticket, I kept it in my wallet right next to me and checked it every minute.”

Hatfield moved to Florida from Connecticut several months ago to be closer to her family while her husband, who is serving in the US Navy, is deployed in Hawaii. The lucky winner is planning to use the money to redecorate her family’s home, which was only lightly damaged by the hurricane.

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