$60 million winner is just trying to 'comprehend'
Becoming Pennsylvania's newest multimillionaire means Lisa Ensor will have a bigger wedding reception than she was planning and a larger investment portfolio.
It also might mean a new car, a trip and a house.
Ensor, 42, of York, yesterday had few definitive plans for the newfound fortune that comes with being one of two winning ticketholders in the New Year's Eve Powerball drawing.
Ensor said she held off claiming her $60,149,751.49 lump-sum payment to allow time to get financial advice.
She shares the jackpot -- the fifth largest in Powerball history -- with a South Carolina lottery player.
Realizing she is now a millionaire was something that she said, "you just can't comprehend."
"It's almost like an out-of-body experience," said her fiance, Dale Finkenbiner, who has been engaged to Ensor for a year.
They have not set a wedding date.
They realized around noontime on New Year's Day that one of the 60 tickets she purchased the day before made her a big winner, she said.
The multistate lottery, which benefits older Pennsylvanians, had not had a winner in 15 earlier drawings, allowing the jackpot to swell to $221.5 million if taken in yearly installments over 29 years.
"We screamed and jumped," Ensor said. She and her fiance kept her good fortune to themselves and the winning ticket with computer-picked numbers in a bank safe deposit box until yesterday.
Since learning she was a big winner, Ensor quit her job as a machine operator at Tyco Electronics.
Employees at the Rutter's Farm Store on Arsenal Road in York, where Ensor is a regular lottery ticket buyer, also were glad the winner finally emerged.
Rutter's President Scott Hartman promised manager Mary Roan $7,000 and her employees each $3,500 of the $400,000 that the store receives for selling the ticket.