Palestinian refugee hits the jackpot, becomes multimillionairess


Published: 2018-08-28 11:34

Last Updated: 2018-08-28 11:34

Huda Ismail won $2,581,167.61. (Movie Marker)
Huda Ismail won $2,581,167.61. (Movie Marker)

Most of us are lucky enough to win $20 on a scratch card once in a blue moon, but this Palestinian refugee won millions worth of scratch cards on Thursday.

Huda Ismail, who lives in Burj al Barajneh Refugee Camp in Lebanon, hit the jackpot last week, instantly becoming a millionairess.

After striking lucky, the mother-of-five told local media that she and her husband have been religiously playing the lottery since 1996.

“Every morning I think of this. When I’m drinking my coffee, I get these thoughts: What would I do if I won the lottery? Whether it was me or my husband who won, we would both think about what would we do,” she said.

Huda was home alone when her husband and son came back and told her the life-changing news, turning her daydream into a reality.

“I’m happy. I don’t know what to say,” she exclaimed.

What will Huda do with her $2,581,167.61 winnings? She said that she doesn’t know yet, except that she wants to give her children a good life.