(PresidentialWire.com)- For one woman in Michigan, an email sent to her spam folder wasn’t from a Nigerian prince…it was a genuine notification that she had just won one of the biggest lottery jackpots in her state’s history.
The woman, Laura Spears, revealed how the Michigan Lottery sent her an email letting her know that she had won $3 million, but that the email was automatically sent to her spam folder and she missed it.
Spears said that if it wasn’t for her noticing that she had missed a different email, prompting her to check her spam folder, then she may never have seen the announcement that she had won the cash.
Michigan Lottery announced the news that 55-year-old Spears won the Mega Millions prize after accurately predicting all five white balls, which gave her $1 million. The prize then became $3 million after she bought the Megaplier ticker.
— Michigan Lottery (@MILottery) January 21, 2022
Speaking to the press, Spears said that she saw an advertisement on Facebook that the jackpot for the Mega Millions was getting high, so she logged onto her online account and bought a ticket.
“A few days later, I was looking for a missing email from someone, so I checked the spam folder in my email account,” she wrote.
That’s when she saw the email saying she had won. She logged into her online lottery account to confirm that the email was genuine, and was shocked to see that she had won.
This is a good reminder to check your email spam…you never know what automatically goes in there. It’s also a good reminder never to click links in emails you’re not expecting, and if a financial institution sends you an email, only log into your account by manually going to their website instead of clicking any email links.
That way, you can avoid falling victim to phishing attacks where hackers prompt you to enter your bank details on unsecure links.