The woman had bought the winning lottery ticket from a local supermarket. When the winning combos were drawn, she happened to be in hospital undergoing labour. Some time after she delivered her baby, came the second good news.
"We discovered we had won while still in the hospital, but we were so tired and in shock that we decided to wait a couple days before coming forward," the unnamed woman said.
The new parents plan to use the prize money to pay off their hospital bills. They also intend to put in some money in a new home as the couple have recently relocated from California.
"She wishes to continue this work and the freedom to walk into a grocery store or attend public events without being known or targeted as the winner of a half-billion dollars," read the court documents. Click for more trending news