Millicent Massey of Fuquay-Varina bought a scratch-off ticket just a couple days after her birthday and won a $100,000 prize.
“My birthday was Tuesday so it can’t get any better than this,” Massey said.
Massey bought her lucky $25 Spectacular Riches ticket from the Food Lion on Broad Street in Fuquay-Varina. She said she could barely speak when she saw the amount she won.
“I was just like, ‘Oh my God,” Massey said. “That’s really all I could say.”
Massey collected her prize Friday at lottery headquarters and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $71,017.
She said she would use her winnings to pay off some bills and put the rest in the bank.
Spectacular Riches debuted in October with eight $1 million prizes and 20 $100,000 prizes. Five $1 million prizes and 12 $100,000 prizes remain to be claimed.
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