“A really bad night” at work turned into the best night of Julia Leach’s life when she checked her Powerball numbers during lunch break. After realizing that she became $310.500.000 richer, the Three Rivers resident decided to quit her job and encouraged her family members to do the same. Would you keep working if you had €97.000.000 on your bank account? Play La Primitiva and this jackpot could be yours!
Ms. Leach, who worked as a supervisor at a Michigan fiberglass factory, matched all the winning numbers in Powerball drawing on September 30th. While working the third shift at the factory, she took lunch break at McDonald’s and checked her Powerball numbers in the drive-thru line around 1 AM on Thursday. Needless to say, what came after that was one long, sleepless night.
“I keep going to sleep and waking up with the same beautiful dream,” said the lucky winner, who immediately decided to leave the company after 23 years of working at “one of the dirtiest, nastiest jobs in there.”
After coming home, the 50-year-old woke up her partner of 36 years, Vaughn Avery who wanted to back to sleep since he had work in the morning, but she talked him out of it by saying “Are you crazy? We don't have to work anymore.” The same goes for their children, all of whom stopped working after finding out about their fortune.
“I’m going to take care of my kids. I don’t want them to have to work like I had to work and deal with the kinds of things I had to deal with over life,” said Ms. Leach.
This win is a dream come true for a whole family, including their grandchildren – one of them already asked for a Barbie house and an iPhone 6. While receiving the prize, the lucky winner shared a touching story about their anticipation of the big lotto win.
“We’ve always talked around campfires and stuff that if we ever won the lottery we wanted to buy a bunch of land and build all of our kids a home and basically have our own little community,” said Ms. Leach.