08/29/2013 03:25 EDT | Updated 08/29/2013 03:26 EDT

Shannon Severin, Orleans Lottery Winner, Thought She Won $3,000... At First


She zeroed in on a fortune.

But at first, Shannon Severin had no idea she had just become a multi-millionaire.

“I initially thought I won $3,000,” Severin said in a release. Instead, the Orléans, Ontario resident had the rather unique surprise of learning she she had neglected a few zeroes.

Her windfall?


“When I realized the true amount, I was shocked,” she said. “I couldn’t breathe! It was so surreal.”

Severin, who self-checked her ticket, while running errands, added she has plans for her winnings.. just yet.

But a family vacation is on the list.

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