Scratchcard win for North Carolina woman

Tuesday December 29th 2009

On December 19th a Jingle Big Ol’ Bucks game provided a $100,000 scratchcard win for North Carolina woman, April Whitaker. The winning scratchcard ticket was bought from Tar Heel Convenience Mart, Wesleyan Boulevard in Rocky Mount. After taxes have been deducted, April will take home an impressive $68,001, what a way to start the New Year for this lucky North Carolina Lottery winner.

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$199 Million
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April only chose to play this particular lottery scratchcard game because it was the last one on the roll when she went to buy lottery tickets at the Convenience Mart. She was sat next to her father in his truck outside the store when she scratched off the lottery ticket to reveal she had in fact won. She plans to use her scratchcards winnings, primarily to take care of her family.

The North Carolina Lottery is an Education Lottery, and most of the net profits from this lottery are used for pre kindergarten programmes for children at risk, class reductions, school constructions and college scholarships for those people in the state who are most at need from this lottery funding.

As with most state lottery games within the US, the North Carolina Lottery puts the net proceeds of its games to good use, allowing many young people to have a chance in life that they may otherwise not have had, if had not been for this lottery funding. This important factor must be at the front of every lottery players mind when they purchase tickets for these kinds of lottery games.


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