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N.J. Woman Wins $1M With Scratch-Off Lottery Ticket

New Jersey LotteryNew Jersey Lottery: N.J. Woman Wins $1M With Scratch-Off Lottery Ticket

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.

NBC10

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Posted: July 13, 2006, 11:12 am - IP Logged

Is anybody from the NY Lottery reading this article? She won $1 million on a scratch, and took the cash option.

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    Posted: July 13, 2006, 11:36 am - IP Logged

    She sounds like a good person. It seems she will be doing a lot of good with her win.

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      Posted: July 14, 2006, 3:08 am - IP Logged

      i heard that she regretted taking the cash option and now wanted an annuity for life.......

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        Posted: July 15, 2006, 11:52 pm - IP Logged

        i heard that she regretted taking the cash option and now wanted an annuity for life.......

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          Posted: July 15, 2006, 11:56 pm - IP Logged

          i heard that she regretted taking the cash option and now wanted an annuity for life.......

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          Come on Jackpot!!!

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            Posted: July 18, 2006, 12:05 am - IP Logged

            650K is nice but not quite enough to retire on.. how come most of the scratchoff winners are in SOUTH Jersey? I smell a conspiracy. Better yet I'll make sure I get a few of them for myself anytime I'm down there.