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A great-grandmother hailing from Pennsylvania bagged the $1.2 million Cash 5 lottery jackpot. Lillian Hess, the 83-year-old lucky winner from Lancaster County, has been playing Cash 5, the Lottery's longest-running game, for quite some years. And her consistency, which we stress on every now and then finally paid her off $1.2 million jackpot from the Saturday, September 18, drawing.
In a press release Hess said, "The funny thing is I usually check my numbers when the TV station has the drawing on, but I changed the channel, so I didn't see it," "After I got the Sunday paper, I saw it and started screaming for my son to come and double-check!."
Surely enough, her ticket matched all five balls drawn, 11, 12, 15, 28, and 35, and won a grand total of $1,207,938.50.
The Pennsylvania Lottery winner, Hess, has eight children, 24 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great-grandchildren, and although winning the lottery came as a shock, she's more than happy to help out her family.
According to her, it was a lot to take in. She now plans on paying off the mortgage and giving some to her kids. Besides this, Hess has something else on her to-do list and that is to buy a brand new lawnmower. The winner exclaimed she still mows the grass at her house at 83. On Wednesday, the lottery officials presented the check to the winner of the $1.2 million Cash 5 jackpot at the store where the winning ticket was bought - Charlies Fuel & Deli on W. Main Street in Ephrata.
The store that sold the winning ticket also received a $10,000 bonus, and while both Hess and the retailer are celebrating the big win, the Lottery is also preparing to commemorate a special event.
The lottery is about to celebrate its 50th anniversary in March of next year, giving out millions to winners as usuals!
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