A La Junta woman was surprised with a larger than expected lottery prize earlier this week.

Shannon S. entered a second chance drawing with her losing scratch off ticket. Instead of tossing it out she entered to win prizes including cash, or theater and vacation packages.

She was asked to come to the Colorado Lottery headquarters in Pueblo to claim her winnings, but was only told it was more than $500. She was shocked when she was presented with a check for $1 million.

The Colorado Lottery offers second-chance drawings on select Scratch games. You can find out more information on their web site.