A FORMER teacher says she was so stunned when she scooped a £4million lotto jackpot she lost her memory.
Eunice Sample, from Chesapeake, Virginia, said she blacked out when she realised her newfound fortune.
She said: "I was so stunned I don’t know what I did.
"I’m excited, happy, shocked, stunned, but I feel great."
Ms Sample won the top prize of $5 million (£4.1m) on a scratch card.
A spokesman for Virginia Lottery said: " If you ask Eunice Sample how she reacted when she realised that the Virginia Lottery ticket in her hand was worth $5 million, she won’t be able to tell you."
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Ms Sample was given the option of either receiving her winnings in installments over a 30-year period, or getting it all in one go.
She chose to cash in on her windfall straight away, and was pictured beaming with her giant cheque.
It comes after a woman who bought a lottery ticket after a spooky inner voice told her to ended up winning £820,000.
Wendy Hester – from North Carolina – said she was grocery shopping when she was stopped in her tracks by the voice.
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"Something just told me to buy it, so I did. It was just meant to be, I think,” she said.
Meanwhile, a mum-of-four scooped a jackpot lottery prize after tripling her winnings in a special prize drop.
Rajeeva Tharmalingam, 37, from Ontario was playing Plinko Lottery when she suddenly discovered she had won £82,500, but her winnings just kept on coming.
Elsewhere, three Welsh pals managed to win £1million after starting a lottery syndicate during their apprenticeships.
The young trio, whose syndicate is called The Apprentices, each picked up a third of a million with a lucky dip on a Euromillions draw.
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