Even After Winning $5 Million Lottery Jackpot, Teacher Still Plans on Working

Brenda Simpson purchased a $20 scratch off ticket Thursday and it quickly revealed she won the $5 million. 
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A teacher in Ohio is insisting she will still be going to work despite winning a $5 million lottery jackpot.

Brenda Simpson purchased the winning $20 scratch-off ticket Thursday. After announcing her victory to her co-workers at the school, they all asked if she was going to come into work on Friday.

“I still plan to work, but I told my husband he can retire,” she said in a statement. 

She said she plans on paying off her home and maybe purchasing a house for her daughter. 

Simpson can now choose between a payment of $250,000 a year for 20 years or a lump sum. The store that sold her the ticket will earn a $10,000 bonus, according to the state lottery. 


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