Gift from son earns North Carolina woman $100,000 lottery jackpot
UPI News Service, 01/06/2020
A New Year's Day gift from a North Carolina woman's son helped her start the new year with a $100,000 lottery jackpot.
Jacqueline Carpenter of Dallas told North Carolina Education Lottery officials her son, Adrian, was headed home from a hunting trip Jan. 1 and he stopped off at the Country Corner store in Dallas to buy a few The Big Spin scratch-off tickets.
"I know that my mom enjoys playing those tickets," Adrian said. "I was planning to check on her after my trip, so I decided to get her one before I did."
The son arrived at his mother's house and handed her the top ticket from his stack, which turned out to be a $100,000 winner.
"I didn't believe it," Jacqueline Carpenter said. "I thought it was a joke, because he's given me fake tickets before. When I showed it to him, he about put a hole in my ceiling he jumped so high. That's when I knew it was real."
The winner said she doesn't have big plans for her winnings.
"I can't think of a single thing that I want or need," she said. "I'm going to give the money to my children and grandchildren and make sure they're taken care of."
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