Thursday, April 3, 2014

Meat Packer's Million Dollar Coffee Break

A meat wrapper from Brooklyn, New York, made a tidy packet on her coffee break when she bought a New York Lottery $10,000 A Week for Life scratch-off ticket and won the top prize.

Single mum, Margaret Douglas, 51, claimed her prize on Wednesday and opted to take her winnings as a one-off lump-sum payment of $4,854,424 after taxes.

Douglas works on the meat counter at the Pathmark supermarket on Albany Avenue, and didn’t have to walk far for ticket because they sell them in-store.

"It's just my luck that day; so thank god for that day—right?" Douglas said.

She now intends to buy a new home, cut down her hours at work and relax a little more.