HAMLET — A scratch-off from her son led Debora Rankin of Hamlet to a $500,000 lottery win.
“He went to the shop and received some tickets and introduced that one again for me,” she mentioned.
The fortunate $10 Double Diamond Cashword ticket got here from the Quick Mart on South Cheraw Highway in Hamlet.
“You dream of profitable one thing like this,” she mentioned.
Rankin mentioned she didn’t really imagine it till she arrived received to the lottery workplace in Raleigh.
“It actually didn’t turn into a actuality for me till now,” Rankin mentioned.
Rankin arrived at lottery headquarters Wednesday to gather her prize and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took residence $356,253.
She mentioned she desires to make use of her winnings to purchase a brand new SUV.
The Double Diamond Cashword recreation debuted in April with 4 $500,000 high prizes. Rankin received the primary high prize within the recreation. Three $500,000 prizes stay to be claimed.
Ticket gross sales from scratch-off video games make it attainable for the lottery to boost $2.5 million a day on common for schooling. For particulars on how $3.2 million raised by the lottery made a distinction in Richmond County final 12 months, go to www.nclottery.com and click on on the “Affect” part.