Here’s to the county’s newest millionaires
Author: The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel Editorial Board - September 22, 2017 - Updated: September 22, 2017
After winning the biggest lottery jackpot in Colorado history, Judy Finchum of Clifton ignored one key piece of advice that financial experts typically give to lottery winners.
She spoke to the press.
She also took her winnings as a lump sum on the advice of her accountant. At 67, Finchum declared herself “too old” to maximize her payout through yearly payments.
Beating the long odds to a huge $66 million payday, Finchum and her husband, Mac, now face a new challenge that only a handful of Americans will ever grapple with — staying happy after a lottery windfall.