“Everybody dreams of this stuff,” Ingram said, according to the release.
Players of the “200X The Cash” game can get a second chance on their tickets when they scan them into their lottery accounts, the release says. The game has four “second-chance drawings.” Winners are notified by phone or email.
Ingram picked up her winnings on Jan. 13, the release says. She could receive her prize as an annuity of $50,000 over 20 years or as a lump sum of $600,000. She decided to take the lump sum and, after taxes, took home $427,500.
“This is something I’ll be able to live on for the rest of my life,” she said, according to the lottery.
She told lottery officials she wants to buy a new car, pay a few bills and take a trip to Alaska.
Ingram is from Hamlet, which is about 80 miles southeast of Charlotte.
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