Raleigh woman who lost job wins NC Education Lottery

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Submitted: Tue, 02/14/2012 - 3:12am
Updated: Tue, 02/14/2012 - 2:28pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Raleigh woman who lost her job as a
receptionist after 22 years is collecting a very big check thanks
to a new game from the North Carolina Education Lottery.

Two days after she lost her job, 39-year-old Camelia McClain
stopped at a convenience store and bought two $20 tickets in the $4
Million Cash Blowout game. McClain said she played the game because
it was new.

One of the tickets made her the first top prize winner in the
game, which launched Jan. 10.

McClain opted to claim the prize in annuity payments of $200,000
over a 20-year period. After taxes, she has received her first
check for $136,006.

McClain said her family would gather as it always does and
decide what to do with the money.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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2 Comments on "Raleigh woman who lost job wins NC Education Lottery"

2015 years 8 months ago

I know people are gonna jump on me about what Im abotu to say but I do think at times God plays a part in people like this winning. God always provides for those who keep the faith. One only need look at the young rancher in South Dakota whos family was about to lose their farm before he won big $292mil as I recall. His first thing was to thank God for his good fortune. I admittedly pray and hope for a miracle as my wife and I are struggling currently due to circumstances beyond our control but we’ve been blessed with help from family that I know others arent as fortunate so I would never begrudge somebody being sent a financial blessing. So in conclusion good for her I hope it helps her in her time of need and that she can pay it forward as well to those who are in need and as a side warning to beware of those who would take advantage of her new found fortune. Never let money change you in the end you cant take it with you.

2015 years 8 months ago

CONGRATULATIONS! That’s the kind of luck I LOVE to see happen! Go take yourself one big vacation any way you want to do it and enjoy every minute of it!!! Good for YOU!!!