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Beaufort County woman finds ‘the lucky one’ to win $200,000 prize

May 12, 2021 Posted by NC Lottery at 8:42 AM

Amanda Sawyer of Pantego stopped to try her luck on a new “7” scratch-off ticket and wound up finding “the lucky one” that won her a $200,000 prize.

“It’s just still sinking in,” she said. “I still don’t believe it.”

Sawyer purchased her winning $5 ticket from the Waterfront Mini Mart on Park Drive in Washington.

She decided to scratch her ticket while having lunch with her mother and a few other family members.

“I was just like, ‘Oh my God, oh my God,’” she recalled.

Sawyer claimed her prize Monday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh and took home $141,501 after required federal and state tax withholdings.

“My husband has been wanting to retire, so this will help,” she said.

The new “7” game launched this month with six top prizes of $200,000. Four top prizes remain to be won.


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5/17/2021 01:46 - Roy M.


5/16/2021 03:40 - Victoria M.

Congratulations, it's good to hear about winning big!

5/15/2021 03:04 - Oriental S.


5/15/2021 03:31 - mary F.

You go girl! Good job!!

5/13/2021 11:24 - Lashary G.


5/13/2021 09:28 - Tonya S.

Congratulations Enjoy the retirement sir

5/13/2021 07:19 - Ann W.

I am so happy for you! Love to see someone become winners.

5/12/2021 06:59 - elizabeth j.

Congratulations to and your family.

5/12/2021 04:06 - Gloria C.

Congratulations to you and I wish you many more happy wins.

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