“I was praying that something would help me in this situation. It’s really a big deal. I’m very blessed.”
Being a cowid unit nurse can be a difficult time because the infection is uncontrollable.
Many work hard hours and isolate themselves from their family.
So, when I called her with the lottery message, Ms. Watkins had a hard time believing her good luck.
“You’re telling a story, I don’t believe you,” he said in a call to the lottery.
Then, when the truth sank, Ms. Watkins said, “Oh my God! Oh my God!”
“This is something I still don’t really believe, and I’m still in some shock here,” he said later.
29 Mrs. Watkins chose the latter, with the possibility of taking the prize of $ 1.29 million in 20 annual payments of $ 64,544 or a total of $ 4,774,533.
He will take home 7,547,982 after the required state and federal tax stops.
Ms Watkins said she wanted a new home – but would take the money “slowly and easily” to figure out what to do.
“I need to take the time and put it in the right place,” he said.