Remember back when you turned 18? You're finally an adult and can do and buy things you couldn't as a minor.
Charlie Lagarde of Quebec was celebrating the big 1-8 by buying some champagne (different drinking ages from here vs Quebec) and threw in a scratch-off lotto ticket for fun.
Charlie scratched her ticket and the birthday lady won the GRAND PRIZE!
Charlie had a choice to make, she could take a lump sum of $1 million dollars, or get $1,000 every week for the rest of her life. Did we mention the prize is also tax-free?
We would have been blinded by the thought of getting $1 million at once and take that, but Charlie made the smarter choice. She spoke with financial advisors and went with getting $1k a week. She's only 18 so that would pay out more, plus family and friends aren't going to harass too much over one thousand vs one million dollars.
Congratulations and Happy Birthday to Charlie!