Saturday, March 29, 2014

Great Grandmother Picks Up Great Big Lottery Check

Eighty-one-year-old Joan Provost of South Glens Falls visited the New York Lottery Headquarters on Friday to claim a $7.5 million prize and told lottery staff she intended to share the cash with her five children.

Provost secured her lottery windfall on a scratch-off ticket she bought from a Price Chopper supermarket she passed on her way home from baby-sitting her great-grandson and her words from earlier that evening turned out to be eerily accurate.

"I was baby-sitting my great-grandson," Provost recalled, "and I said, ‘When I leave, I’m going to get a lottery ticket and if I win, I’m going to help all of you."

Minutes later she was holding a winning ticket in her hand.