Hudson Valley’s Mega Millions Winner Revealed
On Wednesday, Yolanda Vega handed out a check for $126 Million to a Hudson Valley winner of the Mega Millions Lottery.
Tammy Pratt from South Fallsburgh is now a multi-millionaire. She used a quick-pick to get all of the winning numbers and the Mega Ball for the February 27 drawing.
According to the Daily Freeman, Pratt opted for a one time payment of $81.6 million instead of taking a 20-year payout. After taxes, she’ll walk away with approximately $54 million.
Tammy is currently a real estate broker and says that she usually doesn't buy a tickets unless the jackpot goes over $100 million. She happened to be at a gas station between real estate showings last month and saw how high the jackpot was and decided to buy a ticket.
As for what she plans on doing with her winnings, Pratt told The Journal:
I consider this win a great blessing, and I am quite humbled by it. I’m going to take some time now to think about my plans for my family and for the future.