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WASHINGTON CROSSING, PA - MAY 10: Powerball tickets await players at Cumberland Farms convenience store May 10, 2004 in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania. The winner of the May 8th $213 million dollar Powerball jackpot has yet to come forward. For selling the winning ticket, the Cumberland Farms store will receive $400,000. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

It’s a story that’s divided the internet. An unidentified woman is the story of an article in Newsweek saying that she had become a millionaire 8 years ago by winning the lottery and the only way her husband found out was 8 years later when he intercepted a text telling her she was a millionaire. After taxes she’d won 480,000 but still, that’s a significant amount of money to hide from a spouse. She posted the story on a Reddit thread saying “My husband has a tendency to spend on things we don’t need and that aren’t going to benefit us in the long run so I didn’t want our money to blown quickly on stupid stuff like cars and clothes.”

What did she do with the money? She opened a new account and began to invest “in local businesses and real estate” with a financial adviser. This is where the text comes in. Apparently she’d invested so well, her account had hit a million and her advisor had texted her the news. Her husband saw it. Her husband felt lied to and told her he needed to stay with a friend to clear his head.

Hopefully there’s a positive update to the story soon.