CHICAGO (CBS) — Daniel Stojak won’t have any trouble buying his mom the diamond bracelet she wants for Mother’s Day, thanks to what she already bought for him last month.
It was no April Fool’s Day joke when Shirley Stojak told her son a scratch-off ticket she bought for him on April 1 was a $2.5 million winner.
WBBM Newsradio’s Nancy Harty reports Daniel routinely gives his mom $10 to buy him lottery tickets at the Niles grocery store where she works. They’d won a few times before, but nothing like this, so he wasn’t sure what to think when she called him to pick her up on April 1 and told him she had a surprise.
“He thought it was a joke. He thought, ‘she’s kidding me,’” Shirley said.
It was no joke. She really had bought a winning ticket from her lucky machine – and got a $2.5 million prize.