Judith Yap is hoping her luck holds out for a second win.
Last month Yap, a nurse, won $150,000 in the lottery where she lives (Illinois). In Illinois, you can turn in $30 of losing tickets to get your name in a drawing for the “Replay for Riches” promotion. Her name was drawn for the $150,000 prize.
But she now has a chance to multiply that prize. She and 6 others have the opportunity to risk one-third of their winnings (in her case, $50,000) for a 1-in-6 chance at $1 million.
Yap’s logic at taking the risk? “I think, what the heck. If you go to the final event, you’re still going to walk away with $100,000.” It’s hard to argue with that! She did admit that she will be nervous when the time comes though.