An Ohio teacher is now $5 million richer, but she doesn’t plan on giving up her career anytime soon.
Interested in Lottery?Add Lottery as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Lottery news, video, and analysis from ABC News.
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.
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.