Ohio teacher still plans to work after hitting $5 million jackpot

PHOTO: Brenda Simpson of Millersburg, Ohio won $5 million in the Fabulous Fortune Top Prize Drawing lottery.PlayOh! Lottery
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An Ohio teacher is now $5 million richer, but she doesn’t plan on giving up her career anytime soon.

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Brenda Simpson won the hefty prize Thursday after buying a $20 scratch-off ticket. All of her co-workers had the same question for her, she said: “Are you coming in tomorrow?”

“I still plan to work, but I told my husband he can retire,” Brenda Simpson, a teacher with Head Start, said in a statement.

PHOTO: Brenda Simpson of Millersburg, Ohio won $5 million in the Fabulous Fortune Top Prize Drawing lottery. Oh! Lottery
Brenda Simpson of Millersburg, Ohio won $5 million in the Fabulous Fortune Top Prize Drawing lottery.

Head Start is a federal program that provides early childhood education to low-income children and families.

Simpson’s lotto luck dates back to 2016 when she purchased a ticket that entered her into the Top Prize Drawing round, according to the lottery. The game, Fabulous Fortune, gave players a second chance to win the top prize of $5 million in August 2019, and Brenda’s ticket was a winner.

Simpson can get a lump sum cash payment or receive $250,000 every year for the next 20 years, according to the Ohio Lottery.