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Goshen woman wins $1 million, she can give a big 'thanks' to her daughter

GOSHEN, OH (FOX19) -

Winning it big in the lottery is something most people will never experience, but a Clermont County woman is one of the few exceptions. 
  
Vicki Shoopman lives in Goshen and won $1 million during Saturday's Powerball drawing after buying a ticket from the Smokes and Things store. 
  
Shoopman's daughter hand-picked five of the correct numbers. The only one missing was the Powerball, which would have paid $900 million. 
  
Still, Shoopman said the win was almost too much to take. 

"It was unbelievable. I didn't believe it at first. In fact, I didn't believe it until they validated the ticket at the lottery office," Shoopman told FOX19 NOW. 
  
Vicki opted for the lump sum option and said she get to take home about $600,000 after taxes. 
  
The longtime Kroger employee said she has no plans to quit her job, but has made plans for a lot of the money. 
  
Currently, Shoopman is house hunting. She said she wants to buy two homes, one for her and one for her daughter. 
  
"Money doesn't buy happiness. It doesn't buy a lot of things, but it does make you more comfortable," laughed Shoopman. 

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