A local woman won a million dollars from the Texas Lottery last week. Tiffany Graves of Post played a game called Extreme Cash Blast.
She was awarded a million dollar prize check at the Lubbock claim center of the Texas Lottery.
"It was just my usual day. I go to the smoke shop I get a Coke and usually a lottery ticket before I come to work here at the restaurant," said Graves.
She bought her winning ticket at the "Nothin' Butt Smokes" in Post, a place that she worked for six months before cashing in big. After realizing what she had won, Tiffany immediately called her husband who was cautious about believing her.
"Called my husband and said you've got to come get me, come get me from the smoke shop....We won a million dollars,'" Graves said. "He said I'm packing my tools ... I'm coming... I'll see what's wrong with you, he said, but I don't think you won."
After realizing how wrong he was, Tiffany and her husband drove to Lubbock to cash the ticket in, coming back to Post around 4:00 p.m. and then going back to their jobs as if nothing had happened, and that's just the way Tiffany wants to be.
"We keep the same routine," Graves said. "I guess maybe it hasn't set in yet, you know? We're still trying to take a breath from it."
As for what she will do with the money, don't expect Graves to go out and buy a Ferrari anytime soon. She says she's going to be smart with her money and save it for her kids' futures.
"A lot of the stuff, we can't touch for a while. We put it in accounts for my kids. I have three kids and it's secure for them. The only thing I want to do is buy a house, and we've already looked at one and hopefully in the next month we'll get to move into it."
The Nothin' Butt Smokes store at 300 North Broadway in Post also gets a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
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