The Farmers’ Almanac is predicting a cold winter in most of North America.
Massachusetts lottery winner Kathyann Pellegrini is planning to help with that. Pellegrini won a $2-million prize in October in the State Lottery and plans to spend some of her winnings on coats, hats and gloves for those in need this winter.
According to a news release from Massachusetts State Lottery, the Southwark resident bought her lottery ticket at a local Foodmart. Pellegrini said she chose the winning ticket out of bin 16 — because that’s the same number as her father’s birthday.
She took her prize in a one-time payment of $1.3 million, before taxes; she already has one cheque for $923,000 and expects another cheque for the rest of the prize money to arrive shortly.
Pellegrini made it clear she was going to help others with some of her winnings and stated a portion would go to buy the warm winter items people will need to get through another tough winter.