Woman wins $2million lottery after accidentally buying ticket for future draw

A woman who accidentally bought a lottery ticket for the wrong draw has bagged herself a cool $2million.

Elizabeth Johnson of Lucama, North Carolina, unwittingly bought a ticket for a future draw after missing the deadline by one minute.

On Wednesday Elizabeth rushed to buy a Powerball ticket for the evenings draw after a busy day at work.

According to the Metro she thought she had purchased her ticket on time using Online Play but had actually just missed the 9.57pm cutoff.

This meant that her ticket was in fact for Saturday's lottery instead, which turned out to be a touch of luck for the keen player.

On Saturday her $3 Power Play ticket defied the odds and matched all five white ball numbers to win $1million.

However thanks to the 2X multiplier bonus her winnings doubled to $2million, according to a statement by the North Carolina Education Lottery.

The chance of matching all five white balls are a huge 1 in 11.6million.

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After winning Elizabeth said: "It was definitely a shock.

"When I got the message saying that I had won I thought, 'Well, I didn’t even play tonight.'"

Johnson, who works as an interpreter, claimed her prize on Thursday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh and took home $1,415,001 after required federal and state tax withholdings.

Elizabeth said she plans to buy a house and go on vacation with her big winnings

“The kids want to go to Disneyland,” said Johnson. “We’ve never been and now we’ll get to.”

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