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N.C. woman plays lottery for first time, wins $100K

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RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina Education Lottery officials say a Greensboro woman played the lottery for the first time and won big.

Jamiela Hardick told officials she wanted to try her luck Monday with two lottery tickets. She won $5 on one and $100,000 on the other.

She said she bought a $5 Crossword 10K ticket and a $5 Mega Bucks ticket at the Sheetz on West Wendover Avenue in Greensboro. She won her $5 back on the Crossword 10K ticket and the top prize of the Mega Bucks game.

After taxes were withheld, Hardrick, 21, received a check for $69,201. She said she plans to use her prize money to help pay her way to college where she plans to study nursing.

As of Thursday, six more $100,000 top prizes remain to be claimed in the Mega Bucks game.

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Posted: September 19, 2014, 4:32 pm - IP Logged

North Carolina Education Lottery officials say a Greensboro woman played the lottery for the first time and won big.

Jamiela Hardick told officials she wanted to try her luck Monday with two lottery tickets. She won $5 on one and $100,000 on the other.

She said she bought a $5 Crossword 10K ticket and a $5 Mega Bucks ticket at the Sheetz on West Wendover Avenue in Greensboro. She won her $5 back on the Crossword 10K ticket and the top prize of the Mega Bucks game.

After taxes were withheld, Hardrick, 21, received a check for $69,201. She said she plans to use her prize money to help pay her way to college where she plans to study nursing.

As of Thursday, six more $100,000 top prizes remain to be claimed in the Mega Bucks game.

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If I win, it will be my first time to buy a lottery ticket too...Green laugh

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    Drenick1's avatar - villiarna
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    Posted: September 19, 2014, 4:35 pm - IP Logged

    That will be my story and I'm sticking to it.

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      Posted: September 19, 2014, 4:46 pm - IP Logged

          Lucky lady. First time or not, that is an annual salary of some professionals. Enjoy it.

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        Posted: September 19, 2014, 5:29 pm - IP Logged

            Lucky lady. First time or not, that is an annual salary of some professionals. Enjoy it.

        I Agree!

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          Dudley N.C
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          Posted: September 19, 2014, 5:45 pm - IP Logged

          they sure took out a lot of taxes31,000 , I though that taxes was 7% on a dollar, oh" I forgot they go by the color of your skin.

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            Posted: September 19, 2014, 6:23 pm - IP Logged

            they sure took out a lot of taxes31,000 , I though that taxes was 7% on a dollar, oh" I forgot they go by the color of your skin.

            Stop that. Let's just be happy for this young lady. Ask where you don't understand. Good luck to you.Thumbs Up

            That money's gone fo ever

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              Posted: September 19, 2014, 6:34 pm - IP Logged

              Congrats to the lucky lady Cheers

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              For a lead role in a cage?

               

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                Posted: September 19, 2014, 6:52 pm - IP Logged

                they sure took out a lot of taxes31,000 , I though that taxes was 7% on a dollar, oh" I forgot they go by the color of your skin.

                They took out the 5.8% N.Carolina state tax and the 25% Federal tax.  Depending upon her other income and deductions, she may get some of that back or she may have to pay more the next time she files.  I'm guessing she'll get a hefty refund, good for her.

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                  Posted: September 19, 2014, 8:16 pm - IP Logged

                  they sure took out a lot of taxes31,000 , I though that taxes was 7% on a dollar, oh" I forgot they go by the color of your skin.

                  No, they took it out based on the color of THEIR skin....red...with horns on their heads...

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                    Posted: September 20, 2014, 6:33 am - IP Logged

                    they sure took out a lot of taxes31,000 , I though that taxes was 7% on a dollar, oh" I forgot they go by the color of your skin.

                    Really ....complaining about having to pay taxes and top it off with the skin color comment ?

                    Goodness gracious... There you have it America ...it's official...You can't fix gormless !!


                    On the brighter side, congrats to Jamiela and her career choice. I truly wish you the very best young lady

                    Stay Positive, Believe and good things will come your way

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                      Posted: September 20, 2014, 6:59 am - IP Logged

                      Awesome win, of course stuff like that can't happen to me... I'll have to spend 50k to get 100k, just my luck.  lol. 

                      Congrats

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                        Posted: September 20, 2014, 8:53 am - IP Logged

                        Congratulation Jamiela and well wisheson your future endeavor you are doing the right thing by paying for education. Thumbs Up

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                          Posted: September 20, 2014, 9:39 am - IP Logged

                          Congratulations Ms Hardrick.

                          Good luck with your future Nursing career, (another life time reward).

                          Feeling,  PRICELESS!!!Banana

                          Come on Jackpot!!!

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                            Posted: September 20, 2014, 2:45 pm - IP Logged

                            I must have done something wrong when I played for the first time, I lost!!Idea

                            Following the trends and patterns means following the money!Banana