What started out as a lame birthday gift turned into the once-in-a-lifetime present this teen will never forget.
Deisi Ocampo’s father gave her two $20 Illinois Lottery tickets for her 19th birthday last week.
One of those $100 Million Money Mania scratch cards was worth $4 million.
"It turned out to be the best birthday present ever!" Ocampo said Friday morning when presented with a cheque at the Chicago gas station where her father bought the tickets, reported WLS-TV.
told reporters that she plans to use her newfound fortune to “Ocampo buy a new house for my family and pursue my dream of completing my degree and becoming a nurse.”
Ocampo isn’t the first teen to strike it rich on the lottery.
In 2012, then-19-year-old Ryan Kitching finally gave in to his mother’s nagging and cleaned his room. In a drawer, he found 12 old lottery tickets, one of which was a winner.
Cleaning his room won him £53,000 ($96,00 CAD).
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