By WECT Staff | June 19, 2020 at 1:38 PM EDT – Updated June 19 at 1:39 PM
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) – A Southport woman tried her luck on a $5 scratch-off ticket and came away the winner of the $200,000 top prize.
Julia O’Neal purchased the winning $200,000 Triple Play ticket from Murphy Express on North Howe Street in Southport.
“It was unreal,” said O’Neal. “I just couldn’t believe it. It comes in handy for me because I can fix the house up and pay bills.”
O’Neal claimed her prize Friday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After federal and state taxes, she is taking home $141,501.
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