Woman quits job after winning $90,000 scratch-off prize


  • A Kentucky woman said she quit her job after winning a $90,000 scratch-off prize
  • Reshawn Toliver told lottery officials that winning gave her the opportunity to leave the lottery while she looked for a new opportunity
  • Toliver took home $64,800 after taxes, Kentucky lottery officials said

A Kentucky woman's windfall not only brought a check, it also enabled her to quit a job that made her unhappy.

Reshawn Toliver hit the jackpot and won a $90,000 prize on a lottery scratch-off game last month after one of the five $5 Wild Cash Multiplier scratch-off tickets she purchased revealed three “7” symbols, the shared Kentucky Lottery said in a statement.

“I shouted!” The Hopkinsville woman told lottery officials that her boyfriend and son ran from the other room. “I’ve never screamed so loudly,” she added.

Toliver said she thought she would just get “another $5” and was overwhelmed when she realized she had won big.

“I had to calm down. I was lost for a minute,” she said. “One minute it's like you're breathing, the next it's like you stop laughing. I can hear the scream over and over in my head.”

After gathering herself, the Christian County resident drove to the Kentucky Lottery headquarters in Louisville and received a check for $64,800, her winnings after taxes

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The money was enough for the mother to make a big decision: quit her job.

“I was unhappy with my job and God made a way,” Toliver said, adding that she would look for other employment. “I felt guilty when I left, but I’m relieved.”

Additionally, Skyline Fuel, where Toliver purchased her winning ticket, will receive $900 for selling the winning ticket, lottery officials said

A Virginia woman was also surprised to win the lottery when she realized she had won $1 million in the Powerball lottery last month.

At the time, Miriam Long was eyeing the Mega Millions jackpot, which had grown to $893 million.

So that's what she had intended to buy, she told Virginia Lottery officials, but accidentally pressed the wrong button on a machine at a CVS store in Blacksburg.

“This is the biggest mistake of my life!” said the woman from Christiansburg.