Saturday, April 19, 2014

Ohio Woman has a Million Reasons to Be Grateful for her Scratching Habit

Karen Scott from Waverly, Ohio, has won $1 million playing the Ohio Lottery's Instant Millions scratch-off game.

The Ohio Lottery Commission announced the news on Tuesday, April 15, and said Scott had decided to take her money as a one-off lump sum instead of the annuity payments.

Had she taken the annuity payments she would have received $50,000 a year for the next 20 years. Taking the cash option nets her $355,000 after state and federal taxes.

 This is the second time Scott has got lucky with a lottery scratcher. The first time was in 1994 when she won $20,000 playing Holiday Cash.