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Lucky feeling leads Montgomery County woman to $200,000 lottery prize

November 19, 2019 Posted by NC Lottery at 8:00 AM

Brenda Wall of Mount Gilead said a lucky feeling led her to a $200,000 lottery prize.

“I rarely play the lottery,” Wall said. “I can count the number of times I’ve bought a ticket on one hand. I just felt lucky, so I decided to get a ticket.”

The home healthcare worker’s lucky feeling happened Saturday when she stopped at the Tobacco Outlet on West Spring Street in Troy. While there, she bought a Power 5s ticket.

“I didn’t know what I was seeing at first,” Wall said. “I had to get someone else to tell me what I won.”

Wall claimed her prize Monday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required state and federal tax withholdings, she took home $141,501. Wall said she doesn’t have any plans for the money yet.

“It’s still surreal,” Wall said. “I never thought I’d be in this situation, so I never thought about what I’d do.”

The $5 game launched in August with five top prizes of $200,000. One top prize remains.

Ticket sales from games like Power 5s make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $700 million a year for education. For details on how lottery funds have made a difference in all of North Carolina’s 100 counties, click on the “Impact” section of the lottery’s website.  


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11/22/2019 06:21 - Carolyn S.

Good luck to all..i guess i guess to win you have to travel and buy tickets from ouout of town are from another state to win anything its hard winning here.NC Lottery
It's not easier to win the lottery in one place over another. Certain areas just have more folks playing, and so you will naturally see more winners there over time. The lottery can only work if everyone has the same chance to win, and no matter where you live you have the same chance to beat the odds as someone anyplace else!

11/21/2019 10:14 - Vivian p.

Congrats. Enjoy your life and winnings. Vivian P.

11/19/2019 04:20 - Tim M.

Hey LZ! Where was the $25,000 For Life won in the LFL?NC Lottery
Hey there Tim! The ticket that won $25,000 A Year For Life in Monday night's Lucky For Life drawing was sold at the Wingate Food Mart on Hwy 74 E. in Wingate.

11/19/2019 10:41 - Brenda S.

Best of luck.

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