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Education Lottery to review award of $200,000 prize to Wilmington winner


RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) -- The North Carolina Education Lottery is taking another look at the payout it made to a Wilmington woman.

Tuesday, the lottery announced Lisa Priola of Wilmington had won a $200,000 prize, and even included a picture of a woman with a big check. Later the lottery said it learned that the winner's mother, Grace Priola, was allowed to accept the prize of behalf of her daughter.

The lottery admitted the photo it distributed is of Grace Priola, and the news release was based on an interview with Grace Priola.

Under lottery rules, winners must present a photo ID and proof of their Social Security number before they can claim a prize. Lottery officials will conduct a review of how the prize claim was handled.

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