Crofton resident Stacia Hyde-Eason says she won't change much about her life after winning a $4.2 million lotto jackpot with a ticket she bought nearly two weeks ago.
Hyde-Eason picked up her first annual $136,740 check yesterday in a ceremony at the Giant Food store in Crofton, where she bought her winning ticket May 8. She will receive the same amount each year for the next 19 years.
"We're not going to buy cars; we're just going to have fun," said Hyde-Eason, 35, a legal assistant at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She held the ticket with all six numbers picked in the May 10 drawing.
Hyde-Eason and her husband of 10 years, Lloyd Eason, a construction supervisor with the Washington Transit Authority, said they plan to keep their jobs and remain in Crofton. They say they want to pay off debts and save for their 8-year-old son's college education.
"I think maybe if we were going to get it all in one lump sum, we
might do something different," said Eason, 38. "But since we're going to get it over the next 20 years, we're going to keep working."
The lotto payments will more than double their combined income.
That will let Eason finish customizing his 1980 Harley-Davidson Shovelhead. And this year, the couple say, they will be able to afford to load both their Harleys onto a trailer and drive to the annual motorcycle rally in Sturgis, S.D.
Pub Date: 5/21/97