This kind of surprise doesn’t come around often. In fact, something like this happens only once in a lifetime. 27-year-old Jessica McLean of Oneonta in New York was left speechless and shocked after she won a $1 million prize playing the Cash Deluxe Scratch Card game. Her boyfriend bought her the lucky winning ticket and she was presented with her massive cheque on Wednesday the 13th of May 2015.
The grateful and ecstatic lottery winner said, “I haven’t really given much thought to how I’ll be spending the money. For now I’ll pay off some bills and put some into savings for the future.” Jessica says she does have plans on using her Cash Deluxe windfall to go travelling and also buy her boyfriend a new pair of shoes. Her boyfriend’s name is Edward Lambright.
It just so happened that last month, Jacquelyn Jenson won $30,000 after receiving a lottery ticket as a birthday present. Well, it was Edward Lambright this time who won on March 27th after presenting his girlfriend with the $1 million lottery ticket as an early Easter gift.
Apart from her plans to travel abroad with her newfound wealth, and the new shoes for her boyfriend, Jessica says that her $1 million prize won’t lead to massive changes in her life. “I just plan on working and leading a normal life,” said McLean who works as a front desk clerk at the Super 8 Motel. Jessica received her winnings during a very pleasant ceremony that took place at the Hannaford grocery store on state Route 28 in Oneonta. Oneonta was where the winning ticket was purchased.
When asked more about how she reacted to the win, Jessica added, “I was speechless when I realized I won the $1 million top prize. It’s really hard to explain. I immediately signed it and locked it away in our lock box until I could come into the office and claim my winnings.” Her loving boyfriend, Edward added further, “I’ve checked it since the day she won it to make sure it was real. Obviously, the numbers all matched, and it was real. It was really happening to us. We simply couldn’t believe it.”
The extremely jubilant $1 million Cash Deluxe winner didn’t go to claim her prize right away. Jessica instead waited until the 31st of March before she went to the Lottery’s Schenectady Customer Service Centre to claim her lottery winnings.
Jessica’s lucky $1 million lottery win could have either been received as an annuity over 20 years, but instead Jessica opted for a once-off lump sum of $780,000. After the required withholdings have been paid out, she will be left with an enormous and life-changing sum of $516,204.
Jessica McLean is the 39th lotto player in New York this year to become a lottery millionaire. A New York lottery spokesperson said that Jessica overcame the odds of 40 million to one in order to win her the $1 million Cash Deluxe prize.
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