Brooklyn, NY - Flatbush Woman Of $2,000 A Week For Life Winner, Indentified
Brooklyn, NY - As reported first by VIN News yesterday, the name of the Jewish grandmother who won the NY scratch off lotto game has been identified As Mrs. Sharon Miltz.
A stay-at-home grandmother Fifty-three-year-old Sharon Miltz of Flatbush, Brooklyn doesn’t usually play the Lottery. “I probably only spent $20 on Lottery this whole year,” said the self-described “novice.” Miltz admitted she spent $5 of that total amount earlier this month on a Win $2,000 a Week for Life instant game, which she said, she bought, on a whim.
“I don’t know why I decided to buy that ticket at that time. I don’t usually buy them, but I did on this day, and it just worked out.”
Miltz’s lucky Win $2,000 a Week for Life instant ticket guarantees her a minimum prize payout of $2,000,000. She will receive her prize in quarterly payments for life. Her initial payment will total $36,000 less required tax withholdings, netting her $23,221. Her subsequent quarterly checks will total $26,000, less required tax withholdings, netting her $16,771 every three months.
Miltz and her husband, Steven, who works at a Brooklyn lumberyard, aren’t sure what to do with their $2,000,000 windfall. “We’re still in shock,” she said. “I just want to see my grandkids grow up. That’s my only plan for the time being.”
Miltz purchased her Win $2,000 a Week for Life scratch ticket on July 10, 2008 at the A K Newsstand on Ave. M in Brooklyn. She claimed it at the Lottery’s Customer Service Center in Manhattan the following day.
VIN News will have photos shortly.
VIN News incorrectly reported that she was a winner of 3,000,000 we apologize for the misinformation we have received. we corrected the information
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