Mary Baker, a UNC Charlotte freshman nursing student, is one of the lucky winners of a scratch-off lottery game with a jackpot of $1 million.
The lucky student paid $20 for two scratch-off tickets at the Bloom grocery store near campus.
On the first ticket she won $10.
But on her second try, the ticket revealed that she was the big winner.
Monday, officials with the North Carolina Lottery presented her with a ceremonial check. Baker will receive 20 annual installments of $50,000.
She's already received her first payment.
The excitement of Baker's jackpot win comes at a time when lottery officials are still looking for a $200,000 Powerball winner.
If that money isn't claimed, half goes back into the state school system. The other half goes back into the lottery prize pools.
Millions of dollars have gone unclaimed since the lottery started, including another $200,000 Powerball ticket whose claim deadline passed last week. Baker, however, wasn't going to miss her chance at getting her money.
The person who hasn't claimed the $200,000 Powerball ticket has until Thursday to do so.
As for Baker, she says she used some of her first payment to go shopping, and she's planning to save the rest of her winnings.
Mary Baker spent some of her first $50,000 installment for shopping.
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