Lori Janes and her coworkers from the Harmon Dental Center decided to throw a white elephant party, where they exchange gifts with one another. She lost her first pick and ended up with $25 worth of scratch-off lottery tickets. Everyone was eager for her to scratch them off right away, which she did.
Janes' first ticket put her off to a good start with a $50 prize, and the second, a $10 Hit The Jackpot ticket, revealed a $175,000 top prize.
"Everyone was going insane. People were getting their calculators out and double-checking. A couple of people even scanned the ticket on the lottery's app, just to make sure," Janes said.
"I couldn't believe it. It was a $25 gift exchange, and I won $175,000!"
She is using her winnings to pay off her daughters student loans and her family’s cars.