Woman Wins $3 Million Lottery Prize, Her Email Puts Notification In Her Spam Folder Always check the spam folder – that’s the lesson learned by a Michigan woman who nearly missed out on a $3 million lottery prize. 55-year-old Laura Spears bought a Mega Millions ticket back on Dec. 31st, but had no idea she’d won – until she was searching through her email spam folder and found a notification from the Michigan Lottery. Spears plans to use the money to retire early and help out her family – and plans to check her spam folder even more frequently from now on, just in case. Do you ever look through your spam folder? Do you trust your email filters?