Kelsey Zachow is a 24-year-old single mom in Port Huron, Michigan, just outside Detroit. She works two jobs, and she and her boyfriend have a seven-month-old son . . . he also has a five-year-old daughter.
Kelsey's main job has been working as a medical assistant, and she's also been bartending to bring in extra cash. But I don't think she'll be doing EITHER anymore.
Back on June 13th . . . which happened to be FRIDAY the 13th . . . Kelsey stopped on her way to work and bought five lottery tickets. For the past five years, she's been buying five tickets, twice a week.
This time, she used her regular numbers on four of the tickets, and random numbers for the fifth one. And the random numbers ended up matching all seven WINNING numbers. Meaning Kelsey hit the jackpot for 66 MILLION BUCKS.
She actually didn't know for almost two weeks, and says that when she finally checked the tickets, she could barely breathe. She turned in the winning ticket last Monday, and took the lump sum. So she gets about $27 million after taxes.
She says she's planning to buy a house, a new car, set up college funds for the kids, and take classes on how to manage money. Lottery officials say it's the biggest Friday the 13th jackpot in Michigan state history. (Detroit Free Press / Macomb Daily / NY Daily News)