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People Are Awesome: Mom Tells Kid It's Better to Be Patient Than to Be Rich—After Losing $590 Million

Stef McDonald

While waiting in line to purchase a Powerball lottery ticket in Florida, a woman kindly allowed a senior citizen to cut in front of her in line. That 84-year-old woman ended up purchasing the winning ticket—worth a whopping $590 million. When asked about the twist of fate, the younger woman said she had no regrets. She was with her 10-year-old daughter at the time and told her, "it's better to be patient than to be rich."

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  • David KrugDavid Krug

    She will probably have a longer life as a result of not winning.... Things have never been good for lottery winners.