MILL HILL, CLINTON COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A woman in Clinton County got the surprise of a lifetime on Christmas Eve.
After years of playing the Pennsylvania Lottery, she finally won.
“I typically get a Quick Pick when I get lottery tickets. I’m always afraid that my luck may not be good enough to pick my own numbers,” April Williams of Lock Haven said.
But she did get lucky. Williams went to the Sheetz in Mill Hall on December 22nd to grab a lottery ticket. The drawing was on Christmas Day so she checked the night before and realized she had the winning numbers.
“I was so shocked that I scanned it and I couldn’t believe it. I looked at it three times so I’m still not sure I believe it, but it’s interesting to say the least,” Williams said.
April’s ticket was for $ 1,000,019. She’s been playing since she was 18, but never won more than $20. As a single mom of three, she’s thrilled to finally have some extra funds.
“Now I can pay off the house and put money in the bank,” Williams said.
Her son, Joshua Williams, is still in disbelief, but couldn’t be happier for his mom.
“At first I thought it was a prank because of how many times she talks about what she would do if she won the lottery and when I saw the ticket I was just shocked and couldn’t talk,” Joshua said.
He say he may play the Match 6 when he’s older too. After such a big win, Eyewitness News asked if April would keep playing the lottery.
“Yes. I’m sure I will. In fact, I might have bought Cash 5 tickets before I went to see all y’all today,” Williams said.