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Beaufort County woman ‘shocked’ by $1 million win

May 3, 2021 Posted by NC Lottery at 9:17 AM
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Ola Gurganus of Bath tried her luck on a $10 ticket and couldn’t believe her eyes when it revealed a $1 million prize.

“I was shocked, I really was,” she said of seeing her $1 million prize. “I really couldn’t think straight.”

Gurganus purchased her lucky Jumbo Bucks ticket from the Bath General Store & Market on Carteret Street in Bath.

She claimed her prize Thursday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh.

“I didn’t think I’d ever come to Raleigh to the lottery but now I have,” said Gurganus. “And I hope I make it back!”

She had the choice of taking the $1 million as an annuity of 20 payments of $50,000 a year or a lump sum of $600,000. Gurganus opted for the lump sum of $600,000 and took home $424,503 after required state and federal tax withholdings.

She plans to share some of the prize money with her children.

Jumbo Bucks launched in April with eight top prizes of $1 million. Five top prizes remain to be won.


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5/04/2021 08:41 - Jirah W.

Congratulations

5/04/2021 12:27 - Kimberly J.

Congratulations on your win

5/03/2021 08:16 - Deborah A.

Congrats and be blessed. Happy or you.

5/03/2021 07:33 - joanie m.

Congratulations

5/03/2021 02:47 - Gloria C.

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

5/03/2021 01:05 - Mark T.

Wow too cool. I want to be one of the remaining five.

5/03/2021 12:51 - Richard B.

Way to go Ola, I'm so happy for you, and your family. Use it wisely, when I win I'll be speechless....LOL!!! God Bless...

5/03/2021 12:44 - carolyn b.

ON THE C5 DOUBLE PLAY DO YOU USE 2 DIFFERENT SETS OF BALLS OR ARE YOU USEING THE LEFT OVER NUMBERS FROM THE 1ST DRAW....NC Lottery
Hi Carolyn, we use two different sets of balls. Thanks for the question, and good luck!

5/03/2021 10:00 - Zelda L.

congratulations

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