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Winston-Salem woman gets early birthday gift of $25,000 a year for life prize

April 2, 2024 Posted by NC Lottery at 12:00 PM
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Just weeks before her 60th birthday, Winston-Salem resident Irma Richardson won a $25,000 a year for life prize playing the Lucky for Life game.

“This is a very nice early birthday present,” Richardson said.

She bought her lucky $2 Quick Pick ticket for Thursday’s drawing using Online Play. She matched all five white balls to win her prize. The odds of matching all five white balls are 1 in 1.8 million.

“I love Online Play I’ve been doing it since it first came here,” she said.

When Richardson first opened her email and saw the big prize, she had such a strong reaction that her husband thought something was wrong.

“I think he thought I saw something crawling on the ground or something,” she laughed. “He was like, ‘What’s wrong with you?’”

Richardson claimed her prize Monday and had the choice of receiving $25,000 a year for the rest of her life or a $390,000 lump sum. She chose the $390,000 lump sum and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $278,851.

“I’m only a few years from retirement so this is very nice to have,” she said. “I’m just glad to be here.”

Lucky for Life is one of six lottery games in North Carolina where players have the option of buying their tickets through a retail location or Online Play. Lucky for Life drawings are held every night.


22 COMMENTS

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4/03/2024 08:10 - Alvin B.

U were truly Blessed.

4/03/2024 03:44 - john j.

Hang in there girl retirement is sooo much fun ??

4/03/2024 10:14 - Sharon W.

Congratulations

4/03/2024 09:40 - Steven B.

nice to see someone/anyone become a Winner!

4/03/2024 09:07 - Amy G.

Happy Birthday and Congratulations on your win!

4/03/2024 07:42 - Gwendolyn C.

Congratulations! Now treat yourself to something nice.

4/03/2024 05:36 - Zelda L.

Happy early birthday congratulations on your win

4/03/2024 12:19 - Sharon C.

Great job

4/02/2024 11:31 - Sheilah C.

Happy Birthday winnings... Please share the LUCK! You are blessed***

4/02/2024 10:53 - Kim D.

Congratulations Happy Birthday ??

4/02/2024 10:00 - Vivian p.

Congratulations Irma on your Winnings, and enjoy

4/02/2024 06:41 - Kenneth b.

Congratulations

4/02/2024 06:10 - Sharon W.

Congratulations

4/02/2024 05:39 - Alicia R.

Congratulations. I’m next!!!

4/02/2024 04:47 - Linda E.

Congratulations! What a wonderful Birthday and Retirement blessing! ??

4/02/2024 04:28 - randy d.

great job

4/02/2024 03:51 - Shanna M.

Very happy ?? for you and happy birthday ????.

4/02/2024 03:03 - Joe S.

Congratulations from Charlotte! :)

4/02/2024 02:24 - Ryan D J.

Congratulations. Mrs. Richardson!!$$$

4/02/2024 02:10 - Natasha P.

Congratulations!!!

4/02/2024 01:15 - Vicki G.

Congrats on your awesome win!!

4/02/2024 12:15 - Sabrina D S.

Congrats!!

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