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Charlotte mother to open dream business with $100,000 lottery prize

April 11, 2019 Posted by NC Lottery at 2:40 PM

Brianna Ramseur of Charlotte said she can finally live her dream of going to school and opening her own nail bar business after she won a $100,000 lottery prize.

“I’m a single mother so this is going to be a great step forward,” Ramseur said.

On Tuesday evening, the event planner made a quick grocery run to the Walmart on Wilkinson Blvd in Charlotte and purchased a $300,000,000 Supreme Riches scratch-off ticket.

When she realized she matched the winning numbers, she had to read the ticket a couple times.

“I just couldn’t believe it,” Ramseur said.

She claimed her prize Wednesday afternoon at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required state and federal tax withholdings, she took home $70,759.

“You always see people who win on TV I can’t believe I’m here, that I won,” Ramseur said. “This came at just the right time.”

The $30 ticket launched in early April. Four $10 million prizes, six $1 million prizes, and 13 $100,000 prizes remain. Players can also enter their tickets into four second-chance drawings for a chance to win $1 million. The deadline to enter the first drawing is July 31.

Ticket sales from instant games like $300,000,000 Supreme Riches make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $650 million a year for education. For details on how $61.9 million in lottery funds made a difference in Mecklenburg County last year, click on the “Impact” section of the lottery’s website.


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4/15/2019 03:28 - Schmeka w.

It just seems unfair Charlotte is winning back to back like that.

4/15/2019 02:19 - TALETA W.

Congrats and many blessings too you.

4/15/2019 11:23 - Schmeka w.

Congrats but I'm confused why is it the last few winners have been from Charlotte there was a 1 million on April 3 and another one April 1 for 250,000 know here is another one for 100,000 all of them a scratch off ticketsNC Lottery
Hi Schmeka, We answered your question on another post, but wanted to share it here as well. We've had many big winners over the past few weeks, and while some have been from Charlotte several have been from other areas of the state. If you were to move to Charlotte you would have exactly the same chance of winning a prize as you do now -- you'd just have more neighbors also taking a chance to win. No matter where you where in the state you live, it takes a lot of luck to win a prize!

4/12/2019 06:34 - Vivian p.

Congrats. Enjoy and have fun.

4/12/2019 04:55 - Paul G.

Congratulations! I love hearing that you plan to open your own business and hope you're very successful!

4/12/2019 11:09 - cheryl c.

what a great win i hope you have more luck in your business endeavors. CONGRATS

4/12/2019 08:42 - Charlie H.

Congratulations Brianna! I hope you have a very successful business!

4/12/2019 08:29 - Willie B.

you won't print mine, even though they are not mean like some others. WHY ??NC Lottery
Hi Willie, All of your comments are being posted. Everyone's comments are put into a queue to be reviewed to ensure they do not contain vulgar language or rude comments toward other players, and also gives us a chance to respond to any questions or concerns. Keep in mind we post many blogs per week, so if you post a comment you will need to check that specific blog where you posted your comment.

4/12/2019 12:33 - Nathan J.

If second chance drawings say winner notified does that mean you’ve established contact with them? Just checking because I keep checking my phone everyday lolNC Lottery
Hi Nathan, When you see the message that says "Winner Notified - To Be Announced", that simply means we have attempted contact with the winner. Sometimes winners respond right away and sometimes we have to follow up with a phone call or certified letter. The message will remain until they respond and claim their prize. Once they claim, the website gets updated with their name.

4/12/2019 12:17 - Tatiana D.

Donald, I completely agree with you. I occasionally drive through Raleigh and stop at gas stations in the area. And I often find out they are out of many games. People in big cities just play more, because more people live there. I read winner's stories on this website, and many are from very small communities I never even heard off.

4/11/2019 08:01 - Brian L.

Off topic, but I'm not sure how to react. April 10th Cash 5 numbers were 3-17-23-28-39. One of the numbers I usually play is 3-18-22-29-39... But I didn't play last night. I guess I saved myself from pulling my hair out this morning, haha! XD

4/11/2019 03:39 - DONALD S.

The lottery is for fun. Don’t spend money you need to get rich. The new $30 ticket is a long game and big big winners will come down the road. This game will run 2+ years. There are several million printed before a big win. We all want that big win but there should be limits. Really should not blame lottery if you don’t win. Big wins are rare and based on complete luck. Your city has nothing to do with it. Good luck

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