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$175,000 Mega Millions lottery win helps pair greet baby

Mega MillionsMega Millions: $175,000 Mega Millions lottery win helps pair greet baby

Kathy L. Dailey, the Shortsville, New York woman who won a second prize worth $175,000 in Fridays record $239 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot, wasted little time seeking anonymity.

She called us on Sunday morning and said they had won and asked us not to tell anybody, said Mary Lou Abbott, manager of the Manchester Mart where the ticket was sold.

Abbott said she talked again late Monday afternoon with Dailey and her husband, Clifford who purchased the ticket.

The couple, who have two children and another on the way, have an unlisted phone number and are living with family, Abbott said.

The Daileys ticket had five of the six numbers correct but had a different Mega Ball number.

There was one winning ticket, sold in Virginia, for the jackpot of at least $239 million, the biggest single prize in the games history. The winner had not come forward by Monday.

Clifford Dailey was on his way home from work when his wife phoned and reminded him to buy at least one ticket for the big lottery, Abbott said.

And thats what he did, Abbott said.

He came in about five minutes before 5 oclock and bought just one ticket a quick-pick, meaning the machine randomly picks the numbers.

Abbott said its the first time that the shop, at Route 21 and Route 96 near Thruway Exit 43, has sold a ticket for such a large prize.

When my husband and I got married, my mom really helped us out a lot with the wedding, Dailey said in a news release.

Now that weve won this money, were going to help her out.

In addition, well be able to buy our own home and live a little bit more comfortably, which is great timing with the new baby on the way.

Winners in the Mega Millions drawing, Kathy and Clifford Dailey of Shortsville, New York have two kids with a third on the way.

Rochester Democrat Chronicle

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1 comment. Last comment 13 years ago by golotto.
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Posted: February 25, 2004, 11:25 am - IP Logged

I love stories like this.

... the lottery never fails to surprise!