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Forsyth County woman to build foster home in West Africa with $1 million prize

May 22, 2020 Posted by NC Lottery at 10:01 AM
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Eva Flomo of Kernersville tried her luck on a single $150 Million Cash Explosion scratch-off ticket and took home a $1 million prize.

Flomo stopped at the Speedway located on North Main Street in Kernersville and thought to herself, “it’s just $20, let me just go ahead and try it.”

She likes scratch-off tickets and said this was her first time playing the $20 game.

“It just shocked me!” she said of her win. “I just thank God.”

Flomo plans to use her million dollar win to open a foster home and school in Liberia, West Africa.

“I’m from West Africa,” she said. “And I’ve seen a lot of kids on the street. It would be a great thing for me to do for people back home. I don’t care about a lot of material stuff for myself.”

Flomo claimed her prize at lottery headquarters in Raleigh on Thursday. She had a choice of taking the $1 million as an annuity of $50,000 a year over 20 years, or a lump sum of $600,000. She chose the lump sum. After federal and state tax withholdings, she took home $424,505.

$150 Million Cash Explosion launched with four top prizes of $4 million and six prizes of $1 million. Two $4 million prizes and one $1 million prize remain.

Ticket sales from scratch-off games make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $700 million per year for education. For details on how $21.2 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Forsyth County last year, visit www.nclottery.com and click on the “Impact” section.


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5/26/2020 05:41 - charnell n.

I been playing lucky rewards for years and I haven’t won nothing yet! Smhh! Congratulations! You deserve it! Hopefully my blessing be coming soon because I’m a very giving person! Congratulations

5/26/2020 08:27 - Denver G.

LZ, thanks for the explanation of that little pic3 hick-up. Sounds like the everyone involved was being proactive and following standard protocol as always. And Michael is right about rude comments slipping by you guys. Certain players come on here and make comments that insult ones intelligence and more. NC Lottery
We hear you, Denver. We do our best to moderate this blog based on the guidance of our social media rules. While some comments may not be the most polite, we don't want to get in the habit of censoring comments just because we don't like them. The comment noted below, while maybe not very nice, doesn't technically break any of the rules.

5/26/2020 03:50 - Malachi S.

@ NClottery, When will the 2nd chance drawings for the $30 Colossal Cash and Supreme Riches be drawn? ThanksNC Lottery
Hi Malachi, Second-chance drawings are meant to last the lifetime of the game, so as more top prizes are claimed, draw dates for those games will be determined. We will be sure to let our players know as soon as the date is set!

5/25/2020 07:30 - Michael B.

5/24 it was on Saturday. During the pick 3 drawing that Auditor yelled “ Hault “ ! Thanks for the clarifying this for me and few others

5/25/2020 05:22 - Gustavo A.

NC lottery is a life changer giving that opportunity to all players, only luck make a different so give a try and hope for the best. At same time NC education benefit from that money. Thanks NC Lottery.

5/25/2020 10:24 - JULIA J.

How many entries do you have so far for the Picnic Prizes drawing? NC Lottery
Hi Julia, we have 1,997,530 entries so far.

5/25/2020 04:49 - Tim M.

LZ, to clarify the Pick 3 debacle, two nights in row this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, some guy off-screen yelled HALT before the hosts could call even the Pick 3 numbers, much less anything else. Anything we need to worry about here? Could it be that your machine keeps drawing stuff like 331 and 433 back-to-back? Seems mighty fishy to me. NC Lottery
Hi Tim, in these instances the independent auditor stopped the draw process before the draw could be conducted, due to technical difficulties at the draw studio. Once all was fixed with the camera, the draw was conducted as normal. You can watch last night's draw here: https://www.wral.com/entertainment/lottery

5/24/2020 09:31 - DEMARIE T.

God Bless you. Nice to see someone who wins paying it forward, and for children makes my ? Happy. You have a beautiful soul and may you everyday continue to be blessed.

5/24/2020 09:27 - Michael B.

Hello! Me and few others wanted to know why the auditor yelled “ Hault” during the middle of the pick 3 drawing. Did something go wrong or did the auditor see something ? Thank you for this transparency! Also can you please moderate the blog post more NADINE comment was unnecessary and offensive. NC Lottery
Hi Michael, can you please specify which Pick 3 drawing (date) you're referring to? Thanks

5/24/2020 06:37 - Berry B.

One Blessing after another,WTG to E.F.,much love 2 u!!

5/24/2020 12:26 - Vicki G.

Congratulations!! So beautiful to see how you plan to use the money to help others!

5/23/2020 11:48 - stephen b.

424 wont go far

5/23/2020 02:41 - Jim F.

Regardless what anyone says YOU ARE DOING THE RIGHT THING!! The very worst situation we haVE IN THIS COUNTRY IS NOTHING compared to see abounded kids begging in the street just to survive for that 1 day. God Bless u and the kids you will be saving and giving a chance in life.

5/23/2020 12:34 - Sheila I.

@nclottery Do you know where the winning cash 5 ticket was purchased? NC Lottery
Hi Sheila, last night's jackpot winning Cash 5 ticket was sold at Lee's Quick Stop on 303 N. Main Street in Mount Holly.

5/23/2020 10:27 - joanie m.

Congratulations its always a good thing when you help children no matter where it is.

5/23/2020 09:38 - Gregg J.

God Bless!!

5/22/2020 10:10 - Olinthia F.

That’s a wonderful thing you’re doing. God will continue to bless you.

5/22/2020 09:47 - Nadine W.

that $$$ should be spent here in the US...to help ppl..

5/22/2020 09:43 - margaret r.

Congrats! It was meant for you. Proves it not how many tickets you buy. Glad someone won that will put money to good use. Maybe my turn is around the corner since I buy from all the latest winning stores.

5/22/2020 06:33 - elizabeth j.

Congratulations.

5/22/2020 04:37 - Mary H.

Congratulations :)

5/22/2020 04:28 - vanessa b.

congrats

5/22/2020 01:06 - Harold w.

How many times has the Cash 5 jack pot hit one million?NC Lottery
This is the 13th time the Cash 5 jackpot has reached $1 million!

5/22/2020 11:44 - JILL C.

street tip with jc from beantown God is good all the time embrace His love to learn what true love is ALL ABOUT.. Peace

5/22/2020 11:05 - Gloria C.

Congradulations to you .It is so good to hear you are doing something nice for the needy.I wish you many more happy wins.

5/22/2020 10:55 - cheryl c.

what a great win people in africa will love that.god bless

5/22/2020 10:06 - Mary A.

Wonderful!

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