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Estonian woman wins $470,000 while shopping

By IANS/RIA Novosti,

Tallinn : An Estonian retiree, who took shelter in a casino while on her way to buy a frying pan, has hit jackpot and won a record 378,270 euros (over $470,000), a local newspaper reported.

The 63-year-old woman has requested to remain anonymous but agreed to give an account of the happiest day in her life to the Maaleht newspaper Monday.

“I was not planning on going to a casino that day,” the winner of the biggest jackpot in the history of the Estonian casino business said.

“I was heading to a shopping mall to buy a frying pan, but the rain had started and my husband and I hid in a casino. It all happened after about an hour of playing,” she said.

Overwhelmed with joy, the woman completely forgot to buy the frying pan she was looking for on that day.

According to the paper, the couple is planning to spend the money on traveling around the world.