Woman wins the lottery because her mother was asleep

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A North Carolina woman is $1 million richer, thanks to dear old mom.

Lourell Leak says her mom was asleep during the family’s weekly card game, so she went to buy a $20 100X The Cash ticket, according to the Charlotte Observer.

Leak says she thought she’d won only $20 or $30.

I took the ticket home and woke my mom up to show her,” Leak told lottery officials. “I’m so glad she was sleeping. If she wasn’t, I never would have won the prize.”

Officials say Leak plans to help her daughter and her granddaughter, and she’ll celebrate with her co-workers.

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