Mother-in-law picks NC lottery ticket because she ‘likes the color.’ Her choice pays off
Amanda Wood recently gave her mother-in-law $5 and an assignment: Pick out a lottery ticket.
“I gave her the money and she chose the ticket for me,” Wood told North Carolina Education Lottery officials, according to a Feb. 7 news release.
Wood’s mother-in-law decided on a Ruby Red’s 7 ticket from Monroe Discount Beverages in Monroe, explaining that the “likes the color red,” officials said. Her choice paid off when Wood, a Concord resident, won a $200,000 prize with her ticket.
“I was in shock,” Wood told officials. “You never see that amount of money.”
Wood claimed her prize and took home $142,501 after taxes, according to officials. She plans to pay bills and renovate a few investment properties with her winnings.
Monroe is about 30 miles southeast of Charlotte.
If you or a loved one shows signs of gambling addiction, you can seek help by calling the national gambling hotline at 1-800-522-4700 or visiting the National Council on Problem Gambling website.
Cafeteria worker ‘immediately fell to my knees’ when she saw her huge NC lottery win
Mom was ‘adamant’ she was going to win North Carolina lottery prize. She was right
Gym owner buys chicken salad wrap and Powerball tickets — then wins big prize in Iowa