Saying “yes” to Encore paid off for Geraldine Graham of Chatham.
She matched the last six of seven Encore numbers in exact order in the Feb. 1 Lotto 6/49 draw to win $100,000.
Graham, a 58-year old married mother of one, discovered her win when she used a Ticket Checker at a retailer to scan her ticket.
“My eyes almost popped right out of my head. I ran to the car and told my son to pinch me,” she said in a media release. “I thought my husband was going to drop on the floor when I told him!”
The part-time factory worker plans to invest her win and will buy a new chest-freezer for her home.
“Also, we’ve got a trip planned to New York City for the fall, so I’d like to book some theatre tickets and enjoy the best of what New York has to offer,” she concluded.
The winning ticket was purchased at Charlie’s Variety Store on Park Avenue in Chatham.