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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