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JoAnn Reynolds-Hodges

Inwood Home Attendant Wins $1M Black and Gold Scratch-Off Prize

JoAnn Reynolds-Hodges
$1 Million
Inwood , Aug 25, 2017

Sixty-nine-year-old JoAnn Reynolds-Hodges of Inwood is accustomed to winning the Lottery. Her $1,000,000 pay day on the Black and Gold scratch-off game is just the latest chapter in a long-running list of Lottery wins.

“I won $10,000 on one game, $12,000 on another, and my biggest prize up until now was $50,000. I don’t get surprised anymore when I win,” she said.

Now entering her 45th year as a practicing Certified Nursing Assistant, Reynolds-Hodges said she’s always had luck “and the Lord” on her side.

She owes her latest Lottery win to a stop at the Tirth Supermarket on Doughty Blvd. in Inwood where she purchased her $5 ticket. She was home when she scratched her ticket, revealing an instant win symbol with the words “Jackpot – 1 million” printed below.

“I was not surprised I won,” she said. “I have God on my side.”

Reynolds-Hodges opted to take the cash value of her $1,000,000 annuity prize. She will receive a one-time net payment of $522,822.

After more than four decades on job, the mother of two and grandmother of six said she has no plans to retire.

“I just want to take care of my children and grandchildren,” she said, adding, “and do a little shopping.”

The New York Lottery contributed $151,131,517 in Lottery Aid To Education to school districts in Nassau County during fiscal year 2016-17.

About the New York Lottery 

The New York Lottery continues to be North America’s largest and most profitable Lottery, contributing $3.27 billion in fiscal year 2016-2017 to help support education in New York State. The Lottery’s contribution represents approximately 14 percent of total state education aid to local school districts.

New York Lottery revenue is distributed to local school districts by the same statutory formula used to distribute other state aid to education. It takes into account both a school district’s size and its income level; larger, lower-income school districts receive proportionately larger shares of Lottery school funding.

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