Although she might not have sold herself the golden $600 million Powerball ticket, Missouri cashier Mary-Jane Hart did sell herself a $1 million winning ticket.
Hart is a part-time cashier at the Heartland Pit Stop in Doniphan, Mo. On Saturday, she sold herself a Powerball ticket before the drawing and used the numbers of some of her favorite NASCAR drivers to fill it out, according to ABC affiliate KAIT. Turns out, those picks helped her match all the numbers -- 10, 13, 14, 22, 52 -- except the Powerball, earning her a cool $1 million.
"Someone had called me and told me that there was a winning ticket at the [Hartland Pit Stop], so I went to the convenience store at Poplar Bluff and it said I was a winner," Hart told KAIT. "That's a lifelong dream to want to go [to Hawaii]. I think I can do that now."
The 57-year-old divorced mom, who won a $500 prize on a Pick 4 ticket one week earlier, told ABC News that her million-dollar win has become the talk of the town. Doniphan, which Hart describes as a "very poor community" with "little common people," has a population of just 2,000.
With her big win, Hart plans to buy her son a new car. He has severe disabilities stemming from a car accident he got in as a teenager, and his Jeep has been giving him problems lately, according to ABC.
“Last week his Jeep wouldn’t run so I had to take him to get groceries and run errands,” Hart said. “I told him I plan on buying him a vehicle that will start every morning. He started crying."
The winning ticket for the record-setting $590.5 million Powerball jackpot on May 18 was purchased in Zephyrhills, Fla., at a local Publix supermarket. CBS Tampa affiliate WTSP reported that the ticket was a single, quick pick with one set of numbers.
No one has yet come forward to claim the Powerball prize. The winner has 60 days to make the claim and decide whether he or she will take 30 annual payments or a lump sum of $370 million.