"We're going to do what we can with it - it will help out with the bills," he said, noting it will likely provide a secure future for their 19-month-old daughter. "We have nothing set now for investments - we're waiting to see how things pan out - but we know it adds to our financial security."
Chris Slater said Shannon has indeed made some small investments since her lucky win - she's purchased a few more Lottery tickets.
Other recent Lottery winners include Wayne LaMothe of Bolton Landing, who won $46,251 in may playing a Take Five game; and Joseph Mannuci of Athol who won $25,000 in June on the Lottery's Fat Wallet instant game. Mannuci's winning ticket was purchased at the Warrensburg Stewart's store.