Local woman wins $1 million from scratch-off lottery ticket after husband’s death

Local woman wins $1 million from scratch-off lottery ticket after husband’s death
Charity and Travis Stivason on their wedding day. (TribLIVE/Charity Stivason/TribLIVE/Charity Stivason)

LEECHBURG, Pa. — A local woman whose husband recently died won $1 million from a scratch-off lottery ticket.

Charity Stivason, of Leechburg, won the money off a $20 “Magnificent Millions” ticket, according to Channel 11’s news exchange partners at TribLIVE.

Stivason bought the ticket on her way to work. Ironically, the 48-year-old bought the ticket using money she won from another “Magnificent Millions” ticket, TribLIVE reported.

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Now, Stivason has to be wondering whether her late husband pulled some strings.

Stivason’s husband died Oct. 29 of a brain aneurysm. He was 47.

Stivason told TribLIVE the win is life-changing, but she doesn’t plan on retiring.

“I just want to fix my house and have enough money to where I don’t have to eat cat food when I’m old,” she said.