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Haywood County mom wins $200,000: “I play for my kids’ education”

June 22, 2022 Posted by NC Lottery at 9:28 AM

Michelle McClure of Waynesville said she enjoys playing the lottery because she wants to support education, and that support won her a $200,000 scratch-off prize.

“I’m helping my kids get their education and that’s what matters to me,” McClure said. “I can never lose if my money goes to my kids’ education.”

McClure bought her lucky $5 Gold Standard ticket from Southeast Energy on South Main Street in Waynesville.

“I was sort of in a trance when I saw I won,” McClure said.

McClure collected her prize Tuesday and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $142,021.

“This really helps us out tremendously,” McClure said. “It couldn’t have happened at a better time.”

She said would like to use her winnings to pay off her mortgage and also take a summer family trip to a water park in Tennessee.

Gold Standard debuted in March with six $200,000 prizes. Two $200,000 prizes remain to be claimed.


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6/23/2022 10:33 - Gloria C.

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

6/23/2022 08:17 - William A.

She probably wasted enough to pay for kids education. It would take a win like that just for me to break even.

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We hope your favorite number hits soon, Shirley!

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