Talk about lucky breaks.
The 32-year-old Hot Springs woman who had the ticket in hand that won her $1 million from the Arkansas Lottery, was just about to become homeless.
Mary JoAnn Gray Dartt told The Sentinel Record that she and her new husband, Robert, were on the verge of losing their home, but the $1 million windfall changed all that.
“Two weeks ago, we received an eviction notice and were looking for a place. I was on unemployment, literally. We were crying with anxiety attacks and didn’t know how to make it,” she told the Record.
After spending her last $4 on two lottery tickets using her birthday, husband’s birthday and their ages as numbers, it was several days before she read the notice that the winning ticket was purchased in Hot Springs.
According to The Associated Press, Dartt is now thinking of buying a house, creating a trust fund and making charitable donations.