By WECT Staff | June 24, 2020 at 8:37 AM EDT – Updated June 24 at 8:37 AM
COLUMBUS COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) – A Whiteville woman won the top prize in the Pay Me scratch-off game, N.C. Education Lottery officials said Wednesday.
Clara Thompson purchased the winning ticket from the Murphy USA on Columbus Corners Drive in Whiteville.
“I just can’t believe it,” said Thompson. “I’m excited.”
She claimed her prize Tuesday at the lottery headquarters located in Raleigh. After state and federal taxes, she walked away with $283,001.
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