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Gaston County woman wins $3 million on scratch-off

December 2, 2022 Posted by NC Lottery at 10:58 AM

Cathy Stroupe of Bessemer City took a chance on a $30 scratch-off and won a $3 million prize.

Stroupe bought her lucky Fabulous Fortune ticket from Kingsway #5 on South 14th Street in Bessemer City.

When Stroupe arrived at lottery headquarters Thursday to collect her prize, she had a decision to make. She could choose to receive the prize as an annuity of $150,000 over 20 years or a lump sum of $1.8 million. She chose the lump-sum amount of $1.8 million and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $1,278,189.

Fabulous Fortune debuted in July with six $3 million prizes and 18 $100,000 prizes. One $3 million prize and nine $100,000 prizes remain to be claimed.


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12/05/2022 04:37 - Chester W.

where was the lucky for life second prize won for november 30th. Thx!NC Lottery
Hi, Chester! The $25,000 a year for life prize was won in Wendell, NC on November 30th!

12/05/2022 12:51 - Cindy C.

I’ve put tons of card in for 2nd chances and zip, nada,nothing!!!!

12/04/2022 10:41 - James S.

NC lottery I have stopped playing scratch cards for one simple reason, you took away all prizes big enough to retire on?!?!? Why would you do such a thing anyone with a brain is not going to play anymore.....

12/04/2022 08:12 - Gwendonna E.

It definitely can happen!! Congratulations!!!

12/04/2022 07:48 - Jeffrey W.

How many entries are in the bonus bucks drawing on the 7th for 30,000NC Lottery
Hi, Jeffrey! We've received around 6,750,023 entries for the Bonu$ Buck$ Lucke-Rewards drawing. Good luck!

12/03/2022 06:31 - Melanie F.

From another BC resident con gratulations!

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12/03/2022 01:27 - Pauline B.

Don't give it back to them... Have lots of fun spending it.

12/03/2022 07:13 - Roger K.

Congratulations on your big win! Oh, what I could do with 1,278,189 dollars. Key West, fla, here I come for about 2 months. Maggie valley, for another 2 months. Then on to pigeon vorge, Gatlinburg Tennessee. Then on to myrtle Beach and Wilmington, nc. Then take a break, to help out my daughter's with some of it. A few family members as well. Set some back in a saving,to be divided upon my death. Which I hope would be a long time from now. I can dream about it, because I don't buy the 30 dollar tickets. You got to be extremely lucky when you purchase one of them. Congrats on you win though! It was fun thinking about what I would do if it happened to me! Merry Christmas to you all.NC Lottery
That sounds like an amazing vacation, Roger! We're wishing you luck!

12/03/2022 01:04 - Tameka J.

God is awesome!

12/02/2022 09:55 - Kandy M.

Awesome! Glad to see a hometown girl win!

12/02/2022 08:55 - Elizabeth D.

God, bless her may she enjoy her life with lots of happy and healthy years ahead....God Bless you honey, G.D.

12/02/2022 05:55 - Edward L.

Awesome! Congratulations!

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12/02/2022 12:46 - ROBIN F.

Wonderful Wonderful!!!!

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