Monday, September 26, 2022

Brunswick woman wins $146K in second-chance lottery win

A winner in Brunswick County scored Ca arolina Jackpot second-chance drawing for over $100K. (Courtesy photo)

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — An Ocean Isle Beach resident scored big on second chances with the N.C. Education Lottery.

Lorie Turner won $146,052 on July 27 in a Carolina Jackpot second-chance drawing.

“I told my husband, ‘Who calls you to tell you that you won money? That can’t be real,’” Turner said in a press release from the lottery.

The 56-year-old was the second of five drawings to take place in the promotion. Turner won among 16.8 million entries. The drawing’s rolling jackpot continues to grow with every entry until the next second-chance drawing.

The first four drawings feature the rolling jackpot and the fifth drawing features a top prize of $200,000. The date of the third drawing is Sept. 14.

Turner told the lottery that on the first Tuesday of every month she meets and goes to lunch with a group of friends in the neighborhood, and they purchase new scratch-offs.

The newly minted winner said she plans to take the ladies to lunch to announce her win as well. Turner will take home $103,711 in cash and hopes to pay off her house and rent a place in Florida for a month during winter to bring her mother down from Illinois to stay with her.

Second chance opportunities for the Carolina Jackpot tickets can be entered by scanning the tickets into one’s lottery accounts through the app, which are automatically entered into the next drawing.

The lottery has raised more than $2.5 million a day on average for education and $5.6 million in Brunswick County in 2021.

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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