Mrs. Buce won the grand prize in the lottery at her high school reunion last night. That's nice: it's a three-day cruise from the Port of Long Beach although actually the dates are wrong so she'll take the cash instead.
Remember Fran Lebowitz? She's famous for (at least) saying that she figures she has as much chance of winning the lottery if she enters as if she doesn't.
That lottery Ms. Buce just won--she swears she didn't enter--never bought a ticket, never stuck one in the bowl.
There's only one possible interpretation: Fran Lebowitz was not joking.