First up, a New York Lottery player has won the $200,000,000 Powerball jackpot on June 1. Congratulations to the winner and we’ll keep you posted on when they come forward.
Meanwhile, 43 year-old Barbara Furney of Natural Bridge, New York spends her days collecting money from students at the cashier line in the Black River Elementary School cafeteria.
Recentlyh, she collected some lunch money of her own from the New York Lottery.
Furney hit the $3,000,000 top prize on the Lottery’s Magnificent Millions instant ticket. The mother of two said she was so shocked that she sat in her car for half an hour staring at the winning ticket in disbelief.
I had just gotten my hair done and I decided to stop for a soda and a Lottery ticket. I scratched the ticket in the car and when I saw the word “jackpot’ I just stared in disbelief, she explained. When they scanned it for me in the store and verified it was a three million dollar winner I simply went back and sat in the car for thirty minutes. I was dumbfounded.
Furney bought her $3,000,000 winner on April 30th at the Carthage Market on Riverside Drive in Carthage, New York.
Furney says she has no plans to retire now that she is a multi-millionaire.
I love my job. I don’t plan to leave any time soon but I do have some plans for the money. I’ve always wanted a gazebo for the yard so that will be my first purchase. I’ll give some to my two boys and then maybe start thinking about a family vacation.