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NC woman scratches off $1M winner on first lottery ticket

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WILMINGTON, NC — A Wilmington, North Carolina, woman is a lot richer after buying her first lottery ticket ever.

Cindy Reeves, a stockroom clerk, said she has worked hard all her life, according to a news release from the North Carolina Education Lottery. Sunday morning, the Wilmington native bought a $20 scratch-off ticket at the Shop-N-Go on Market Street. The ticket for the $4,000,000 Multiplier Spectacular turned out to be a $1 million winner.

As a new player Reeves was unsure whether or not she had won a prize. She called her boyfriend, Rick Jocheim, who plays lottery games, and they figured out she'd won.

The couple went to Raleigh yesterday to collect the prize money. Winners of $1 million in the game have the option of claiming it in $50,000 payments as a 20-year annuity or a one-time lump sum of $600,000.

"I'm going to pay off everything I owe," Reeves said after taking the cash option.

She said that her after-tax winnings of $415,206 would also allow her to take a trip to Disney World and visit the North Carolina Mountains with her sister.

"She really deserves this," Jocheim said. "It could not have happened to a better person."

WWAY

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helpmewin's avatar - dandy
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Posted: March 20, 2014, 3:32 am - IP Logged

Congratulations Cindy Reeves, Spend WiselyPartyDisney

                 

    maringoman's avatar - kobold
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    Posted: March 20, 2014, 5:58 am - IP Logged

    She said that her after-tax winnings of $415,206 would also allow her to take a trip to..
    Nice beginners luck!
    $1,000,000-$415,206= $584,794. In lottery speak you have to win about $3M to bring home $1M.

    It's a futile effort.

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      Posted: March 20, 2014, 7:50 am - IP Logged

      Tired of these FIRST TIME PLAYERS winning a million ayeah right man gtfoh

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        Posted: March 20, 2014, 8:37 am - IP Logged

        That is so cool. it was meant to be, Congrats Cindy, enjoy!Cheers

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          Drenick1's avatar - villiarna
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          Posted: March 20, 2014, 9:40 am - IP Logged

          She said that her after-tax winnings of $415,206 would also allow her to take a trip to..
          Nice beginners luck!
          $1,000,000-$415,206= $584,794. In lottery speak you have to win about $3M to bring home $1M.

          I Agree! Very true! She is also going to owe additional Federal taxes on April, 2015 so I hope she puts some of her winnings aside.

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            Posted: March 20, 2014, 9:43 am - IP Logged

            Tired of these FIRST TIME PLAYERS winning a million ayeah right man gtfoh

            I agree with you Smooth! First time playing my butt!!!

            Screw her!!! Rant

              Drenick1's avatar - villiarna
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              Posted: March 20, 2014, 9:44 am - IP Logged

              Tired of these FIRST TIME PLAYERS winning a million ayeah right man gtfoh

              If I ever win anything big, I will tell the media it was my first time playing as well just to irritate every regular player out there.

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                Posted: March 20, 2014, 10:17 am - IP Logged

                First time and she won?  Amazing!!!!  Congratulations.  I hope she takes some of her winnings and invests it!!!

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                  Posted: March 20, 2014, 10:54 am - IP Logged

                  I'm happy for her but can the state of NC get a jackpot win. 
                  4 year drought here Sad Wavey

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                    Posted: March 20, 2014, 10:56 am - IP Logged

                    She said that her after-tax winnings of $415,206 would also allow her to take a trip to..
                    Nice beginners luck!
                    $1,000,000-$415,206= $584,794. In lottery speak you have to win about $3M to bring home $1M.

                    Shouldn't she have netted around half a mil? All taxes should average around 50% of the prize. Around 40% federal and additional states taxes averaging around 6% so I don't understand why her net is lower. Can someone clarify the taxes?

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                      Bikini bottom Nc
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                      Posted: March 20, 2014, 10:56 am - IP Logged

                      It bothers me alreadyPoke

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                        Posted: March 20, 2014, 11:16 am - IP Logged

                        You guys... Smiley

                        When I win the JP I'm gonna have the lottery make the following statement just to read the funny comments: 

                        "To my Lotterypost.com friends, it is hard to believe but this was really my first time buying a lottery ticket".

                        "Understand... people are more complicated than the masks they wear in society... everyone is playing to win, and some people will use moral justifications to advance their side"

                                                                                                                                                                                  Robert Greene

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                          Posted: March 20, 2014, 11:24 am - IP Logged

                          I Agree! Very true! She is also going to owe additional Federal taxes on April, 2015 so I hope she puts some of her winnings aside.

                          Can you explain that?  Why?  If she chooses the lump sum, aren't all the federal taxes taken out before she receives the money in the bank?

                          "Understand... people are more complicated than the masks they wear in society... everyone is playing to win, and some people will use moral justifications to advance their side"

                                                                                                                                                                                    Robert Greene

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                            Posted: March 20, 2014, 11:36 am - IP Logged

                            Thud

                            Nice!

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