95-year-old wins lottery, buys her first smartphone

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Ursula McCafferty, 95, won $30,000 playing the lottery and her only splurge was a new cellphone.

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“I had a little one and it didn’t do anything,” McCafferty told ABC News. “I don’t want to be one of these people that has my thumb stuck on my phone all the time but I want to be able to look up the weather and be able to send a photo.”

She plays the lottery every week, and sometimes wins some money, but she wasn’t expecting $30,000.

“I didn’t believe it—I didn’t think it was real. I called [my daughter] and left a message saying ‘I don’t know what to do!’” McCafferty told the CT Post.

McCafferty is a mother of five and a grandmother of 12.

She plans to give each of her children $2,000. She will give a $1,000 bonus to her daughter who lives in Connecticut.

“She takes me to my doctor appointments so she was well worth an extra thousand, and her siblings will agree,” said McCafferty.

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