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$700,000 lottery win makes for “very merry Christmas” for Wilson woman

December 28, 2022 Posted by NC Lottery at 1:43 PM

Donna Denton of Wilson “went out for a biscuit” on Friday and came home with a $700,000 prize.

“We had a very Merry Christmas,” said Denton. “This made Christmas a little happier.”

Denton bought her $10 Triple 777 ticket from the Fremont Food Mart on North Wilson Street in Fremont. She checked the ticket with her husband when she returned home.

“We were happy anyway,” said Denton. “Now we’re happier. This is a blessing.”

She arrived at lottery headquarters Wednesday to collect her prize and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $497,073.

Denton, a production assembler, plans to donate some of her winnings to her church.

The Triple 777 game debuted this month with four top prizes of $700,000. Two top prizes remain to be claimed. 


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12/30/2022 08:05 - Edith A.

Congratualations! Hope the next winner is from Franklin and I'm the one!

12/30/2022 05:35 - lanell B.

Congratulations?? I'm glad that you are sharing the wealth with your church

12/29/2022 01:27 - Roger K.

Congratulations on your big win!

12/29/2022 09:39 - Linda D.

great, I was hoping for some lottery tickets for Christmas, but I didn't get any, so I bought myself some tickets, won some, not that much yet, but I know it's coming, maybe 2023 will be the year for MENC Lottery
Wishing you lots of luck in the new year, Linda!

12/28/2022 11:35 - shirley b.


12/28/2022 09:14 - GREGORY G.

Nothing but God…… won’t he do it

12/28/2022 07:33 - Diane G.

What a blessing. Congratulations

12/28/2022 02:45 - Crystal P.

I'm from Wilson myself, great job Donna!

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