With the money she won from the North Carolina Education Lottery, a woman from Scotland County may now afford nursing school.
On February 8, Sarah Wilkerson of Laurinburg won the final Holiday Spectacular second-chance drawing's top prize of $150,000.
Players were given a second shot with their holiday scratch-off tickets by scanning them into their lottery accounts, where they are automatically placed into the drawing.
Wilkerson, 41, who is enrolled in nursing school, intends to utilise the earnings to fund the remainder of her studies.
Wilkerson remarked, "I saw the email and I thought it was a prank. I had never really succeeded in anything before, but I persisted.