TODAY | April 11, 2013
>>> we're back now at 7:50 with a lottery winner we don't think you'll be able to forget because of the way she reacted to her good fortune.
>> i was like this shaky and i said, oh my god. oh my god!
>> this is what it looks like to become an instant millionaire.
>> thank you lord!
>> initially she was excited about winning $40,000 in canada's lotto max drawing until she told her daughter.
>> and she checked the computer. she goes, mami, you're $40 million richer.
>> that excitement quickly accelera accelerated.
>> running down the street like a crazy woman and checked the lottery ticket and it said $40 million. and then i go, oh my god and i ran back up the street, home, and then i go i need a glass of water.
>> the 51-year-old grandmother of five plans on buying a new home for herself and both of her two daughters.
>> it hasn't sunk in that my dad worked so hard and we've been struggling so much. $40 million.
>> in addition to homes and cars, maria has a more pressing matter.
>> i'm going to go for dinner with my whole family. mandarin. all you can eat.
>> all you can eat.
>> going to go a long way too. you'll be able to eat a lot for