A Canadian lady received a $60 million jackpot utilizing numbers from a dream her husband had 20 years in the past.
Deng Pravatoudom, 57, performed the digits for the final twenty years — and it lastly paid off final month, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) stated in a information launch on Monday.
“I began to cry,” Pravatoudom stated of listening to the excellent news.
“I’ve at all times prayed for a blessing that my household can be taken care of!”
The grandmother of two, who was laid off final spring amid the coronavirus pandemic, stated she was grateful for the money infusion.
“My husband and I’ve labored lengthy hours as common laborers for over 40 years, attempting to save lots of what we might for our household…,” she stated.
“This cash will definitely assist make our lives a lot simpler.”
As an immigrant from Laos who got here to Canada along with her 14 siblings in 1980, Pravatoudom stated that profitable the jackpot had been past her wildest desires.
“My household was sponsored by an area church and since we had nothing, I’m grateful for the good assist they offered us through the years,” Pravatoudom stated.
The couple’s two youngsters have been relieved once they heard concerning the large win.
“They stated, ‘Mother and Dad you could have labored so arduous for 40 years and made many sacrifices, so that you deserve this happiness!’” Pravatoudom recalled.
She and her hubby plan to maneuver out of their condo and purchase a home with the winnings, in addition to repay some payments.
Pravatoudom additionally desires to journey: to Texas, Hawaii and in Europe.
“Apart from after I got here to Canada from Laos, I’ve by no means actually traveled,” she stated. “I’m excited to see the world.”
Dana Bash mixes up Cuomo brothers whereas speaking governor’s scandal
Issues are going to be awkward within the CNN lunch room!
CNN anchor Dana Bash confused her colleague Chris Cuomo together with his brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, on-air Sunday whereas discussing the newest sexual harassment allegations towards the politician.
The chief political correspondent made the gaffe in reporting that the governor allegedly requested his former aide, Charlotte Bennett, 25, inappropriate questions and made feedback that she mentioned left her feeling like he “wished to sleep with me.”
“The New York Instances is reporting final evening a second allegation of sexual harassment towards New York Governor Chris Cuomo,” Bash mentioned on “State of the Union.”
“This can be a report from a former aide Charlotte Bennett saying that Cuomo requested her alone in his workplace final spring about her intercourse life, together with whether or not she ever had intercourse with older males she has different allegations as effectively,” she continued.
Bash then launched into an interview with White Home press secretary Jen Psaki earlier than correcting herself for by chance naming the “Cuomo Prime Time” host.
“Governor Andrew Cuomo I ought to say, clearly,” she mentioned.
The most recent revelations involving the elder Cuomo, 63, come after one other former aide, Lindsey Boylan, accused him of sexual harassment.
Biden backs ‘unbiased overview’ of Cuomo sexual harassment claims
President Biden backs an “unbiased overview” of sexual harassment claims in opposition to Gov. Andrew Cuomo after allegations from two feminine former staffers, White Home press secretary Jen Psaki stated.
“There needs to be an unbiased overview trying into these allegations, and that’s definitely one thing he helps, and we consider ought to transfer ahead as shortly as doable,” Psaki told CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday.
“They’re critical. It was laborious to learn that story as a girl, and that course of ought to transfer ahead as shortly as doable, and that’s one thing all of us help and the president helps,” Psaki stated.
Beth Garvey, particular counsel and senior adviser to Cuomo, 63, stated in an announcement Saturday that Cuomo “has requested an unbiased overview and all employees will cooperate in that endeavor. Former Federal Choose Barbara Jones will lead the overview.”
Psaki was requested by CNN anchor Dana Bash whether or not the president believed the allegations from Charlotte Bennett and Lindsey Boylan about Cuomo.
“President Biden has been constant that he believes that each girl needs to be heard, needs to be handled with respect and with dignity. Charlotte needs to be handled with respect and dignity, so ought to Lindsey,” Psaki responded to Bash.
After Boylan first accused Cuomo of kissing her on the lips and asking her to play “strip poker,” Psaki instructed reporters on the White Home final Thursday that ladies who come ahead with sexual harassment claims ought to have their voices heard and the allegations reviewed.
Bennett, 25, alleged on Saturday that the governor requested her inappropriate questions and instructed her he was open to relationships with ladies of their 20s, feedback that left her feeling that he “wished to sleep with me.”
Cuomo has denied the allegations.
Former CIA director John Brennan slams Biden on MBS
Former CIA Director John Brennan referred to as for President Biden to ban Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman from the US following the discharge of an intelligence report final week that blamed the Saudi royal ruler for the demise of dissident Jamal Khashoggi in 2018.
The report from the Workplace of the Director of Nationwide Intelligence concluded that the crown prince “accredited an operation in Istanbul, Turkey, to seize or kill” Khashoggi, a journalist who was deeply essential of the Saudi royal household.
It stated the evaluation was “the Crown Prince’s management of choice making within the Kingdom.”
Brennan, who led the CIA from March 2013 to January 2017, stated Biden should maintain bin Salman accountable regardless of the strategic alliance between the 2 international locations.
He stated the president ought to have the ability to “distinguish” between that partnership “and the actions of 1 man.”
“That’s why I’m actually hoping that the Biden administration goes to carry him accountable, saying that he’s not going to come back to the US for any official or private visits,” Brennan stated Saturday on MSNBC.
He additionally stated Biden administration officers mustn’t attend any high-level conferences with bin Salman, Saudi’s de facto ruler, to ship a direct message to different leaders within the Center East and all over the world.
“That needs to be made very clear, not simply to Muhammed bin Salman and the remainder of the Saudi authorities, but additionally to different governments all through the area,” Brennan stated.
“They can not get away with this as a result of the Biden administration goes to carry them to sure requirements by way of human rights and values,” he added.
The intelligence report stated a 15-member Saudi staff arrived in Istanbul on Oct. 2, 2018, the day of the killing underneath the supervision of Saud al-Wahtani, an in depth adviser to bin Salman, “who claimed publicly in mid-2018 that he didn’t make choices with out the Crown Prince’s approval.”
Seven members of bin Salman’s elite private protecting element, a unit that solutions solely to the prince, have been a part of that staff.Khashoggi, a US resident and columnist for the Washington Submit, was reportedly dismembered.
His physique has by no means been found.
Within the wake of the report, Biden introduced sanctions towards scores of different Saudis however not bin Salman, citing the necessity to protect the partnership between the 2 international locations.
However after being criticized by Democrats and Republicans for going straightforward on bin Salman, who’s also referred to as “MBS,” the president signaled on Saturday that one other announcement was coming Monday.
“There can be an announcement on Monday as to what we’re going to be doing with Saudi Arabia usually.”