Pie craving leads NC lady to win large in state lottery

A lady’s love for a specific form of pie helped her win a North Carolina lottery prize, and she or he has pledged to spend among 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 line 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 a substitute,” Chabrier stated within the launch. “I can’t say the identify of the pie, or it should promote out.”

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

Chabrier says she realized she’d gained one thing however was confused by the high quality print. “I believed the ticket stated 20X,” Chabrier stated. “My daughter was like: ‘Mother that doesn’t say 20’.”

It was truly 200, as in a 200X The Money. Chabrier had gained $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 informed lottery officers she deliberate to pay payments with the money “and at last get her pie.”

“I’m simply so grateful,” she stated. “This may actually take the load off my husband’s shoulders.”

Odds of successful in 200X The Money change as the assorted prizes are gained, however the general odds are 1 in 2.90, in line 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 faculties, 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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