A woman from Rockland County, New York, who bagged a $2.5 million prize on a New York Lottery "$2,500 A Week for Life" scratch-off ticket, claims she purchased the ticket after she received a tip-off from beyond the grave.
Speaking to New York Lottery officials on Friday, West Haverstraw resident, Edwina Silvera, said she'd dreamed of her dead father on October 14 and he'd given her a message. Edwina did not wish to disclose the nature of the message but said it caused her to rush out and buy a scratch-off ticket that very night.
"I knew it was a sign, and I had to buy a Lottery ticket," Edwina said.
When asked about her plans for the money, Edwina said she was unsure, but stated she intends to carry on working and will invest some of the money for her future.