Proving your spouse wrong might actually be the most satisfying thing in the world. It could be as small as a piece of movie trivia, or as big as...well, winning the lottery.
Glenda Blackwell from North Carolina had her plan to prove her husband wrong backfire right in her face, but I don't think she's too upset about it.
Blackwell was tired of her husband wasting money on scratch tickets every week, so she hatched a plan to make him regret it. Her husband, Buddy, normally bought the $2 scratch tickets, but Glenda decided she was going to buy the $10 ones to make it more expensive.
"I was going to be ugly and buy a scratch off to show him they didn't hit," Blackwell said. "Sometimes I get aggravated with him, so I tell him, 'You're just wasting your money.'"
The joke was on Glenda, though. The first ticket she scratched was a winner. Like, $1,000,000 kinda winner. No big deal or anything.
"I had to eat my words, but they were worth eating, so, I was very happy," she said.
As for what she's going to do with the money, Glenda says "We've struggled a lot, so now we can buy our own home and our own land. It'll be paid for and I don't have to worry about that no more. So, that's what I plan to do with some of the money and the other part I plan to help my daughter and to put money up for my two granddaughters for college."
She opted for the lump sum, which after taxes was $415,503, instead of the yearly payments because she fears health problems will prevent her from collecting on it all.
Probably the best way to prove yourself wrong, honestly. If I got $1,000,000 every time one of my plans backfired I would have enough to buy the moon.