GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — A woman from Guilford County won big after trying her luck on a $5 ticket that scored her a $250,000 prize.
Barbara Johnson of Gibsonville bought her winning ticket from the Quick N Easy on Burlington Road in Greensboro.
“I usually buy the $10 tickets, but something told me to buy the $5 one this time,” Johnson said.
She claimed her prize Tuesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh.
“I got home and scratched it off, which I do as soon as I get home,” Johnson said. “I saw the prize and I just started shouting and thanking God.”
After required federal and state tax withholdings, she took home $176,876.
“I lost my husband going on three years now so this will help me,” she said.
Johnson said she just bought a new car and wants to pay it as well as her house off.
“It means a whole lot,” she said. “I’ll help my kids out, too.”
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