“My father played the lottery when it literally first started, and I have an actual copy of one of the first (New York) lottery tickets. I don't remember what year it was, but I was in high school, about to go to college and my father hit this number 2-0-4-0—and he won SO much money. I don't think I really started getting into the lottery until after daddy won that money.”
“We thought he was going to split it with us and I remember just thinking about what we're going to do with our portion of the money. (He didn't just give us like a $1,000—so he must have won a lot!) My father was that type. He had a really great job. My mother was a nurse. He was the type that probably put $20 on the number, and I don't even know where 2-0-4-0 came from.”
This time around, Chandra already had a plan for her winnings.
“I am a detail oriented person. I plan every single thing in my life. So I had already planned how I was going to spend the money. I invested a majority of it. I gave my son $3,000. I bought some things for my daughter, and offered some to my three brothers.”
“I love the fact that if I don't feel like going to the store or if I've already went to the store and put my numbers in and taken my bath for the evening and I have my PJs on and go, ‘Oh crap, I wanted to play this extra number.’ I just go to my phone and put it in Jackpocket. I love, love, love the convenience of it.”