Woman ‘trying not to cry’ after $150,000 NC lottery win

A $5 scratch lottery ticket for a woman in Fayetteville, North Carolina turned into a $150,000 jackpot.

A $5 scratch lottery ticket for a woman in Fayetteville, North Carolina turned into a $150,000 jackpot.

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A woman’s $5 lottery ticket won her a six-figure jackpot which she now plans to use to help her family, North Carolina lottery officials said.

Celma Marshal purchased a Mystery Prize Cashword scratch prize at 365 Fast Mart on Bunce Road in Fayetteville, according to a press release from the North Carolina Education Lottery. He turned out to be the last of the game’s six $150,000 winners.

“I never thought I would win something like this in my life,” Marshall told lottery officials. “I really want to help my family now.”

She won over $106,000 on Thursday, September 15, after required taxes.

“I’m so happy I can’t even believe it,” Marshall said, according to the lottery. “I try not to cry.”

Fayetteville is about 65 miles south of Raleigh.

Emmalyse Brownstein is a national real-time reporter covering the Southeast. She is an alumnus of the University of Miami, where she was editor of Distraction Magazine. She has reported for Miami New Times, Wine Spectator and more.

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