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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Unemployed Woman Wins $1M

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An unemployed former Russian factory worker who won a million dollars in a lottery seemed at a loss Wednesday to know what she would do with the biggest payout the country has seen.

Outside of the business elite, a million dollars is an astronomical amount for Russia. A large proportion of the population live on the bread line and the average wage is around $50 a month.

"I have a husband and two kids ... we're a normal family," said Nadezhda Mukhamyetzianova, from the obscure Urals town of Ufa, who has been out of work for several years, after winning the prize in the "Bingo-Show" lottery.

She giggled nervously when asked at a news conference what she intended to do with her winnings, and only managed to comment: "I've worked in a factory all my life — we were building Communism."

"You're one of the rich now," one journalist said. "She could buy the whole factory and sack the boss," added another.