Pie craving leads NC girl to win massive in state lottery

A girl’s love for a selected sort of pie helped her win a North Carolina lottery prize, and she or he has pledged to spend a number of the cash on that pie.

Diana Chabrier of Franklinton says she acquired a really particular yearning for it late Saturday, April 9, and took off for the closest Meals Lion to get it, in accordance with a launch from the N.C. Training Lottery. Franklinton is about 26 miles northeast of downtown Raleigh.

“They didn’t have my pie so I acquired a ticket as an alternative,” Chabrier mentioned within the launch. “I can’t say the title of the pie, or it’s going to promote out.”

The ticket was $30, and she or he waited till the following morning to examine it.

Chabrier says she realized she’d received one thing however was confused by the effective print. “I assumed the ticket mentioned 20X,” Chabrier mentioned. “My daughter was like: ‘Mother that doesn’t say 20’.”

It was truly 200, as in a 200X The Money. Chabrier had received $100,000, the second-highest prize supplied within the recreation. (High prize is $5 million.)

She picked up her winnings Monday, April 11, and walked out with $71,019 after state and federal witholdings have been taken out.

Chabrier instructed lottery officers she deliberate to pay payments with the money “and eventually get her pie.”

“I’m simply so grateful,” she mentioned. “It will actually take the burden off my husband’s shoulders.”

Odds of profitable in 200X The Money change as the varied prizes are received, however the general odds are 1 in 2.90, in accordance with the lottery web site. Prizes within the recreation vary as little as $30, permitting gamers to interrupt even on the price of their ticket.

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Mark Worth has been a reporter for The Charlotte Observer since 1991, masking beats together with colleges, crime, immigration, LGBTQ points, homelessness and nonprofits. He graduated from the College of Memphis with majors in journalism and artwork historical past, and a minor in geology.


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