LONGMONT, Colo. (CBS4) – A school secretary got the surprise of her life when she thought a would-be tornado drill actually turned into being a gathering to celebrate her winning $1 million.

Harasi M., who works for the Mead High School “entered the faculty break room, the Colorado Lottery Prize Surprise crew was waiting there with a huge check for $1 million,” according to the Colorado Lottery.

(credit: Colorado Lottery)

(credit: Colorado Lottery)

Harasi won the money on a non-winning Torrent of Wealth scratch ticket in the Second-Chance Drawing.

“Harasi was overcome with emotion as her colleagues cheered and clapped, some of whom still believed it was an elaborate prank. Randomly chosen from more than 300,000 entries.”

“I would like to tip the waiters more,” Harasi said.

Additional Information

Players can enter Second-Chance Drawings from some non-winning Scratch tickets on the Lottery’s web site or on the Lottery’s free mobile app. For more information on Second-Chance, visit coloradolottery.com/en/games/scratch/drawings/

Proceeds from the Colorado Lottery’s games – Scratch, Lotto, Lucky for Life, Cash 5, Pick 3, Mega Millions, and Powerball – enhance, protect, and improve parks, recreation areas, wildlife, trails and open space in Colorado. Since 1983, the Lottery has returned $2.9 billion to outdoor projects in the state of Colorado through Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), the Conservation Trust Fund and Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, visit coloradolottery.com.


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