Monday, March 17, 2014

New Yorker Swaps Small Lotto Win for $1 million

Nicola Meehan from Pearl River, New York, made a profitable decision when she won $15 on one of the New York Lottery's Monopoly Jackpot scratch-off tickets and decided to invest the winnings in three more tickets.

Meehan said she knew she'd made the right decision as soon as she saw the automatic win coin symbol on her ticket, above the word 'jackpot'.

Meehan told New York Lottery official she never bothers with the draw games unless a large jackpot is available and admitted she only bought the scratchers because she has a long-standing love of the Monopoly board game.