Mary Shammas: Brooklyn Grandmother Wins $64 MILLION Lottery Jackpot

08/11/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • DOUGLAS MONTERO and RITA DELFINER nypost.com

When a Brooklyn great-grandma's palm began to itch, she didn't let the sign of good fortune slip through her fingers -- she picked up a lottery ticket that scored her a $64 million jackpot.

But lady luck was kindest to Mary Shammas' family, after the cancer-stricken former Wall Street receptionist chose to share the bulk of the $42 million Mega Millions lump-sum payment with her four children and a nephew.

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