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“It’s time for a vacation,” Iredell County nurse says of $100,000 prize

September 6, 2019 Posted by NC Lottery at 2:35 PM

Courtney Wallick of Statesville will be celebrating her twenty-fourth birthday and her four-year wedding anniversary with a trip to the mountains thanks to a $100,000 prize she won playing $300,000,000 Supreme Riches.

“It’s time for a vacation,” said Wallick. “We are going to rent a cabin in Tennessee to celebrate. I just feel such euphoria. That’s really the only way to describe it — euphoric.”

The emergency room nurse’s good fortune happened when she stopped by Food Lion on Old Mountain Road in Statesville after she “had a hankering” to buy a ticket. Not wanting to let the lucky feeling pass her by, she got in her car and started scratching.

“When you buy a ticket you think about all the things you could do if you win,” said Wallick. “So you can’t go home. You have to scratch it right in the car. So of course I grabbed my lucky penny and started scratching. I was so excited to see I had won!”

Wallick claimed her prize Friday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required state and federal tax withholdings, she took home $70,759. Besides taking a well-deserved vacation with her husband, she plans to give back to her family.

“You know, Christmas is right around the corner,” said Wallick. “It’s my absolute favorite holiday and this year I get to provide. I get to finally provide for my whole family and that makes me so happy.”

The $30 ticket launched in April with four $10 million prizes and six $1 million prizes. Three $10 million prizes and four $1 million prizes remain.  Players also have a chance to win $1 million by entering their tickets into second-chance drawings. Three drawings remain. 



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9/08/2019 04:57 - john B.

Luck is an open mind looking and listening for opportunities. Congratulations to all the winners .

9/08/2019 08:41 - Mary H.

Congratulations :)

9/07/2019 10:19 - Gregory H.

Why can't people just be happy for other people winning? When it's your time it will happen for you.

9/07/2019 09:34 - Mary R.

I'm moving to Statesville. Too many people are winning there. It'll be just my luck if I do because that's when people will start winning in my own hometown. Congrats anyways!!!

9/07/2019 08:24 - Steve L. P.

Charles H, I know sometimes it seems fruitless to keep playing when it looks like everybody is winning and you can't seem to hit on anything!! It is a game of chance and there are no guarantees of winning anything no matter how long you play. I know it can be frustrating. Some people's luck just seem to be better.

9/07/2019 04:14 - Charles H.

Why can't I win? I can't even win any drawing and I should have by now. I know for a fact I've seen multiple people win more than once.

9/06/2019 09:17 - Sheila I.

Congrats! I played that game many times and finally gave up ????

9/06/2019 03:43 - DL H.

Congratulations Courtney. Enjoy your well deserved vacation. :-)

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