Former first lady Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi dies at 97

  Wife of late Nigerian Military Head of State, Major General J.T.U. Aguiyi-Ironsi, Victoria, is dead. The former First Lady died peacefully on Monday morning, August 23 at the age of 97. She would have been 98 on November 21, 2021. Her husband, and the Supreme Commander of the National Military Government, was killed on July 29, 1966. Chief Mrs. Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi never re-married.

Man with a wrong ticket wins $5million lottery jackpot.


A man who won a $5 million jackpot from the North Carolina Education Lottery said he owes his windfall to a store clerk who handed him the wrong ticket.

Jonathan Bate, a New York resident working as a construction superintendent in North Carolina, told North Carolina Education Lottery officials he stopped after work at the Family Fare store in Burlington to buy a scratch-off lottery ticket.

"The funny part about the ticket is, I got the wrong ticket," Bate said. "I asked for one and I got another and I just said, 'Alright.'"

The ticket, a $20 $5,000,000 Fortune game, earned him a $5 million top prize.

"I got to the fifth number and it was a winner and I was like, 'Wow, no way!'" he said. "It didn't sink in at first. I still can't believe I won."

Bate said he is making plans for his winnings.

"A new truck and my granddaughter is going to go to college," he said.


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