Making It Rain On Them Hoes: Unemployed GA Woman Wins $25 Million Powerball “By Accident”

- By Bossip Staff

Must. Be. Nice.

A Lithonia woman, who has been looking for work since her seasonal job ended in the spring, is the winner of the $25 million Powerball multi-state lottery jackpot from Sept. 14. Ironically, Kathy Scruggs, 44, didn’t even mean to buy the ticket.

“I asked for a Mega Millions ticket, and the lady gave me a Powerball ticket” by mistake, she explained. “I just took it anyway.” Scruggs matched all of the winning numbers in the Sept. 14 Powerball drawing. Those numbers were: 16-41-42-50-59 and the Powerball was 5. She claimed her prize Monday at Georgia Lottery headquarters in Atlanta. Scruggs discovered her good fortune the night after the drawing and woke up the entire house.

“We were screaming and hollering, and everybody came running,” she said. “I could not believe it.” After working a seasonal job during prom time, Scruggs had been trying to find employment. “I’ve been looking and looking and looking,” she said. Now she plans to buy a car, travel and help her family and others.

“I’m going to build my mom and grandmother a home,” she said. “That’s my first focus.” She also wants to start foundations to help the homeless and to provide dental assistance to those in need. “I’m happy and grateful,” she said. “I really am.”

Bawwllliinnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!! Good for her.


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  • http://google SMH

    I bet the crackers down there are coughing up turd balls lols, I love reading about my folk being blessed this way.

  • babynewyear77

    WOW!!! She was doing something right. What a blessing!

  • John Paterson

    Hope she’s got a long-term plan for it, because she’ll be broke in a year without one.

    But what a year it will be. 🙂

  • Steelcitychick

    Oh….that’s great for her! Hope she hired an attorney to help with all the legalities.
    Nice to see a sistah liven the dream!

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