CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -
Denise Ruffin has been entering in sweepstakes for several years, winning prizes like a set of pots and pans.
"Well I'm going to win something big sooner or later," said Ruffin.
The 57-year-old Cleveland native thought she hit the jackpot when she got a letter from what she thought was the Publishers Clearing House.
The letter said she won more than $2 million.
"They had me call all these numbers to verify this, so I'm thinking man I'm going crazy. I really won. I really won," Ruffin said.
Ruffin was told she had to wire $1,800 in order to cover the taxes.