Woman wins $20K Quick Draw at Outerbanks

TIM GANNON PHOTO | Melody Paton of Southampton holds her winning Quick Draw ticket Wednesday.

A Southampton woman won a $20,000 Quick Draw Wednesday at a Riverhead restaurant.

Melody Paton said she had only played the New York Lottery’s Quick Draw game once before, just two days earlier, when she played $5 at the Outerbanks restaurant and won $20,000.

She said she played her newborn grandson’s birthdate, time of birth and other numbers related to her grandson in the winning ticket, and plans to use the money to redo her kitchen.

“It’s found money,” she said.

And yes, she does plan on playing again, she said.

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