In North Carolina, US, a woman bought a lottery ticket minutes before the draw and became rich thanks to advice allegedly given to her by a ghost, reports mirror.co.uk.
Stephanie Israel, 39, claims she was lying in bed late at night when she suddenly heard a ghost talking to her.
She told the North Carolina Lottery: “It was late at night and I was lying in bed and the spirit just told me to go online and buy one.”
Stephanie, 39, added: “There was only four minutes left until the drawing.”
In the morning, the woman received a notification that she had won 501 thousand dollars.
“When I saw this, I screamed for about 20 minutes. I think I scared the family a little,” Israel recalls.
Having visited the headquarters of the organizer of the lottery, she received 356 thousand dollars (23 million rubles) due to her after taxes.
Stephanie told the state lottery that her family is “full of entrepreneurs and she wants to use her winnings to invest in her family’s future”.
She said: “We are constantly thinking of new ideas for businesses.”
Stephanie added: “Our boys already have a landscaping business.”