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Waterloo woman wins $1 million lottery scratch-off prize

Mary Monahan, 61, won $1 million on a Winner Cashword scratch-off ticket. (WHAM photo)

Waterloo, N.Y. (WHAM) - A woman from Waterloo became Seneca County’s newest big lottery prize winner this week.

Mary Monahan, 61, won $1 million on a Winner Cashword scratch-off ticket.

Monahan said she didn't believe it was a winner, so she went back to the store for verification.

“At first I thought I did something wrong. I kept counting the words over and over!” Monahan said.

Monahan will receive her prize as a one-time lump-sum payment, taking home $671,800 after taxes.

When asked about her plans for the winnings, Monahan replied that she will pay off bills and save for the future.

Her winning ticket was purchased at the Seneca Mini Mart on East Main Street in Waterloo.

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