On Monday, 44-year-old Mary Ellison's life turned around when she won a $1 million from a $20 Maximum Green scratch-off ticket.
Ellison bought it at the B & B Food Mart, 801 N. Patterson Street, where the owner, Narendra Patel, says it's the first time he's sold a ticket worth that much.
Patel says at first Ellison didn't believe she won.
"I act with very good," said Patel. "But she, she's very happy. And she--my hand is-- she's kissing it, kissing it too much. She cry."
Patel says he will not get a commission from the big win.
Only from tickets that pay out $600 or less.