Woman swallows $5,000 diamond
A Florida woman, 80, attended a Tampa Women’s Club charity event in which for $20 dollars you could buy a flute of champagne and a chance to win a one-carat, $5,000 diamond.
Organizers at the event placed $10 cubic zirconia stones in the bottom of 399 of 400 champagne glasses. The diamond was placed in the last of the glasses.
The winner of the coveted diamond, eighty year old Miriam Tucker accidentally swallowed the prize.
The woman told local news media that she didn’t want to put her finger in the champagne so she drank a bit. While laughing with women at the table she realized she swallowed it.
The woman scheduled a colonoscopy on Monday to recover the jewel.