Local woman receives $1 million lottery prize in Genesee County Wednesday afternoon

Genesee County

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.

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