As we wrap up November, we’re taking a look back at some of our most memorable wins of the month. We had a $4 million winner and three $1 million winners. Our big winners come from all over the state and all walks of life. We met a hurricane victim, an Army veteran, a concrete worker, a tax accountant, and a mom. Check out the video to see what some of our winners plan to do with their money.
Every winner has a unique story, and we love hearing them. Here’s a recap of some of our favorites.
Shirley Tolson of Shannon said she’ll be able to repair the damage Hurricane Florence caused to her home after she won $150,000 playing Holiday Cash. “It’s a blessing,” Tolson said. “The wind and rain damaged the roof and chimney. We were also hit by Hurricane Matthew a couple of years ago, so it’s wonderful to have this.”
Army veteran James Bombard of Fayetteville plans to go back to school after he won $100,000 playing Powerball. He bought his ticket online and woke up Thanksgiving morning to an email telling him he’d won. “It feels like I’m in a dream,” Bombard said. “I couldn’t be more thankful.”
Remember Shelby Tripp of Stokes? She won $4 million because she took her mom’s advice. Her mom told Tripp to buy a lottery ticket because she was feeling lucky. Tripp did, and walked away with a $4 million lottery prize.
Doralee Preston-Price of Fayetteville cleaned up with a $200,000 lottery prize. She went to Food Lion to get some groceries but forgot the soap. When she went back, she decided to get a Mega Bucks ticket. It’s a good thing she did, because she ended up winning $200,000.
And Zerineia Carmichael of Goldsboro won $277,777 thanks to a lucky mix-up. She wanted a Carolina Panthers ticket, but the clerk accidentally gave her a ‘777’ ticket instead. Lucky for her, it turned out to be the winning one.
Congratulations to all of our winners. We can’t wait to meet even more of you next month!
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