It's not every day that a cashier sells herself a $1 million ticket for the lottery, but that's exactly what happened to Mary Jane Hart. The Missouri woman had quite the week, and KAIT 8 shared the details
on May 20. Hart had just started a new job at the Hartland Pit Stop as a part-time cashier. She bought a Powerball ticket on Saturday when she arrived at work, since the jackpot was so big. Mary Jane Hart says she used some of her favorite NASCAR drivers' numbers to make her picks
, and then she apparently set the ticket aside. When she got a call that a winning ticket had been sold at the Hartland Pit Stop, she checked her ticket and discovered she had won $1 million.
The new Powerball winner plans to use her winnings to take a trip to Hawaii and to help out her son. Her co-workers say they are ecstatic for her and think she's very deserving. Hart may have won $1 million, but she plans to keep working at both her part-time cashier position and her new job as a pharmacy technician. The cashier who sold herself a $1 million ticket also says she'll keep playing the lottery.
Hart matched all of the numbers except the Powerball number, so she did narrowly miss out on the huge jackpot. However, the cashier seems plenty happy to have won the $1 million. As it happens, she also had sold herself another ticket that netted her $500. Mary Jane Hart's initial hope was to win enough to go to more NASCAR races.
Now the cashier who sold herself a $1 million ticket can do a whole lot more than a few additional races.