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Edgecombe County woman wins $2 million on “lucky” Friday the 13th

May 17, 2022 Posted by NC Lottery at 2:51 PM

Frederica Bridgers of Tarboro said Friday the 13th never again will be an unlucky day for her after last Friday, May 13, became the day she won a $2 million prize.

“Nobody can ever tell me that it’s a bad luck day anymore,” Bridgers laughed. “It’s lucky now.”

Bridgers, 47, bought her lucky $20 Grand Money ticket from Tobacco Plus on St. Andrew Street in Tarboro. She said when she scratched the ticket at her home she initially didn’t think she won anything.

“I scratched the whole ticket and I thought it wasn’t a winner,” Bridgers said. “I glanced over it again though and then I saw the big two and I was stunned.”

When Bridgers arrived at lottery headquarters to collect her prize, she had a decision to make. She could choose to receive the prize as an annuity of $100,000 over 20 years or a lump sum of $1.2 million. She chose the lump-sum amount of $1.2 million and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $852,126.

Bridgers said she wants to set aside some of the money for her immediate family and possibly start her own business.

The Grand Money game debuted in September with four top prizes of $2 million and six $100,000 prizes. Two $2 million prizes and three $100,000 prizes remain to be claimed.


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5/19/2022 04:57 - Bill I.

Congratulations hope you can use it wisely and make a difference in your life and others close to you !!!

5/19/2022 04:26 - Gloria C.

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

5/19/2022 09:02 - john a.

Please bring back carolina cascades.

5/18/2022 05:58 - michael b.

Congratulations!! I myself have always liked Friday the 13th

5/18/2022 11:17 - Carol J.

Congratulations ????!!!

5/18/2022 09:52 - Ruby M.


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5/17/2022 09:59 - Yvonne b.

Congratulations enjoy your winnings??

5/17/2022 08:34 - Sabrina D S.


5/17/2022 04:26 - Khalilah W.


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5/17/2022 03:08 - Jeffery L.

Congratulations!!! Enjoy your winnings.

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