Unemployed Woman Wins $46 Million Lottery Jackpot, Then Does The Unthinkable With All But $2 Million

Though Margaret Loughrey was only making $100 a week in unemployment benefits after she lost her job, she decided to get a lottery ticket. The Northern, Ireland resident was going to the local job center to learn more about a job she was interested in. On her way home, the 48-year-old decided to stop at the store, a SuperValu, where she bought a winning lottery ticket.

She had no idea that ticket was about to change her entire life. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Loughrey won the biggest jackpot ever in North Ireland. Five winning numbers —19, 23, 27, 42, and 44— and Lucky Stars 3 and 5. landed her $46 million. She was so grateful that she had a few extra pounds in her purse that day to purchase the ticket.

Instead of splurging with her money, Loughrey is planning to buy a bigger home in her town and help her family and friends. They will be taking some extravagant vacations though.

She plans to give all but $2 million of her winnings away so she can, "make a lot of people happy." She intends to revitalize her entire town of 17,000 and turn it into a tourist destination where lots of new jobs will grow.

“I know what it's like to have nothing…that's why I'm giving it away – I can't miss what I never had,” Loughrey explained.

Source: Celebrity Net Worth
Photo: Mirror

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