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North Carolina woman wins lottery on 20th wedding anniversary
06/09/2021 15:49:40

A North Carolina woman had an extra reason to celebrate on her wedding anniversary this year.


Sadhana Patel, from New Bern, North Carolina, won a $373,741 (NGN 154 million) Fast Play jackpot in the North Carolina Education Lottery, according to a press release


Patel bought the winning ticket from the store she owns in New Bern on her 20th wedding anniversary.


"I said, ‘I feel like I got something good, so let me scan it," Patel said in the release. "I realized it said take it to the lottery. Then I realized, ‘I think I hit the jackpot.’"


"I was shocked," she added. "I called my kids first and then I told my husband. We were all happy and shocked at the same time."


Patel picked up her prize on Friday, ending up with $264,423 (NGN 109 million) after taxes, according to the release.


She said she’s planning to use the money for bills and to share with family, the release said.


According to the North Carolina Education Lottery, the chances of winning a Fast Play jackpot are 1 in 240,000.


Last week, a man in Florida became the first person to claim the top prize for a new game that launched in February.


Richard Morgan claimed a $15 million prize in Florida’s new Billion Dollar Gold Rush Supreme scratch-off game, Fox News reported.

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