Consistency as a lotto tactic is always a good idea, as proven once again in this brother-sister combo life-shaking win.
The Kujava family “syndicate”, brother and sister Debbie and Dennis are the first-ever winners of Lotto America, a new multistate game that was introduced in November. The brother and sister have been buying lottery tickets as a team since 1998.
On Tuesday, March 13, Debbie stopped at a convenience store in Roseau, Minn., to buy a soft drink after work. Beside the drink, she decided to to buy a lottery ticket bundle for $7.
When she woke up the day after and checked her ticket she noticed that she matched one number. “good” she thought, “at least I won a Dollar or two”. Little did she know, she just got $22.8 Million richer.
When she realized that her ticket is actually worth much more, she rushed to her brother Dennise’s house.
after her niece have also checked the ticket, she found out it was worth not $2 Million, but $22 Million!
At that point, Debbie said, “I had to go out and have a smoke”
The Kujava family had decided to take the winning as a $13.5 Million lump sum worth, after taxes, they will receive about $9.4 Million. Debbie and Dennis will split the winning 50-50.
The two are planning to pay some old bills at first, and then to donate a portion of the money to charity. Debbie to trails for treatment cancer benefit ride and Dennis to his church.
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