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A US woman won a $10 million lottery after someone bumped her and she pressed the wrong button

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  • A California woman won millions after pushing the wrong button on a lottery vending machine.
  • LaQuedra Edwards accidentally purchased the wrong ticket after a stranger bumped into her.
  • Edwards said she was "in shock" after she realised she won $10 million. 
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A California Lottery player won millions after "some rude person" bumped into her, causing her to press the wrong button on a vending machine for "a ticket that she had no intention of buying," officials said. 

LaQuedra Edwards was at a supermarket in Los Angeles County last November when she inserted $40 into a Lottery Scratchers machine, the California Lottery said in a press release.

Edwards was bumped by a stranger, which caused her to accidentally select a $30 200X Scratchers ticket and left her "irritated," according to the press release. When Edwards returned to her car, she started to scratch the ticket and realised she had won $10 million. 

"I didn't really believe it at first, but I got on the 405 freeway and kept looking down at (the ticket), and I almost crashed my car," Edwards said, per the press release. "I pulled over, looked at it again and again, scanned it with my (California Lottery mobile) app, and I just kept thinking this can't be right."

The press release said Edwards plans to start a non-profit and buy a home with her new fortune. 

"I'm still in shock. All I remember saying once I found out how much I just won was, 'I'm rich!'" Edwards added, according to the press release.

The supermarket where she purchased her ticket received a $500,000 bonus, officials said. 

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