Winner Plans To Continue Working
A Cape May County woman is a $1 million winner, but she said she plans to keep working.
Patricia Callinan is a secretary at a Wildwood Crest law firm. On Monday, she bought a scratch-off lottery ticket at Crest Tavern where she has lunch every day and always buys a scratch ticket.
At first, she thought she only won $40, but it turned out to be $1 million.
She took the $650,000 lump sum payout.
Callinan said she plans to use some of her winnings to help her twin sister who lost everything in Hurricane Katrina.
"I feel great. I'm still a little stunned. I'm nervous, I'm excited, I'm happy, but I'm happy I can help somebody else because my sister really needs the help," Callinan said.
Callinan said she also plans to set up a college fund for her two grandchildren. She said the reason she will continue working is because work makes you a better person.