Check your SPAM – it could be worth $3 million

Jason Weiland
Not this kind of SPAM.Photo by Hannes Johnson

If you are like me, you never open your email’s SPAM folder. The only time I go in there is when someone specially asks me to check for a missing email message. But recently I took a deep dive and paid attention to what was in there and I found that more often than not, emails I didn’t know I was missing were there, especially in Gmail.

Emails from my bank, and important news about my subscription plans. Even some personal messages from clients were tied up in SPAM, almost lost forever.

But I had nothing like the email Laura Spears had waiting for her in the SPAM folder. She almost missed an email notifying her that she had won a lottery prize of $3 million because it was hidden in all that SPAM.

According to SKY News, the 55-year-old woman from Michigan, USA, bought a Mega Millions ticket on The Michigan Lottery Website for a draw on December 31, 2021. She matched five numbers to win $1 million but multiplied her prize because she had paid for a “Megaplier,” which increased the pot 3-fold. n email\

Ms. Spears said, “I saw an ad on Facebook that the Mega Millions jackpot was getting pretty high, so I got on my account and bought a ticket. A few days later, I was looking for a missing email from someone, so I checked the SPAM folder in my email account.”

In the SPAM folder was a message from the Michigan Lottery informing her that she had won $3 million and she could hardly believe it, considering where she found it. So she logged into her account and she had actually won!

We know Laura will definitely be checking SPAM more often now.

"I definitely added the Michigan Lottery to my safe sender's list just in case I ever get lucky enough to receive another email about a huge prize," she said.

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