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Boeing employee takes inspiration to win $747m on lottery ticket

They say work sometimes becomes our life, but for one Boeing employee, taking inspiration from her workplace has resulted in her winning nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars. Becky Bell, a supply chain analyst for The Boeing Company for the past 36 years, just happened to glance at the display at her local supermarket, announcing that the estimated Powerball prize had shot up to $747 million. Registering the number (she says Boeing had also just delivered its last 747 jet six days prior), she said she felt compelled to buy a ticket. When she checked the results later, she realised she’d won a whopping US $754,550,826 – making her the fifth-largest winner in Powerball history. In winning the money she defied odds of one in 292.2 million. “I’ve never won more than $20 in my life,” said Bell. “So you can imagine my shock when I realized what had just happened. I just broke down and cried.” Bell had already planned to retire in June and was training people to take over her job. Now, she’ll be retiring later this month, but added she didn’t want to “leave new employees in a lurch.”

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