ELBA, N.Y. (WIVB) — On Wednesday afternoon, Nichole Williams of Knowlesville received her million-dollar prize through the New York Lottery.
She was presented a ceremonial check at the Crosby’s on South Main Street in Elba where she won the jackpot on a Triple-Double 777 Red Hot scratch-off ticket.
She chose to receive her prize as a one-time lump sum payment totaling $537,440 following required withholdings, the New York Lottery says.
“It really feels great to win a Lottery jackpot,” said Williams “I plan to use the money to pay off debt and save the rest for my children.”
She’s the fifth New York Lottery player to claim a prize totaling $1 million or more this year.