Southport woman buys $5 scratch-off ticket, wins big prize

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Brunswick County woman turned $5 into $200,000 after her scratch-off ticket turned out to be a winner.

Julia O’Neal of Southport purchased her lucky $200,000 Triple Play ticket from Murphy Express on North Howe Street in Southport.

“It was unreal,” said O’Neal. “I just couldn’t believe it.”

O’Neal claimed her prize at lottery headquarters in Raleigh on Friday. After federal and state taxes, she took home $141,501.

“It comes in handy for me because I can fix the house up and pay bills,” she said.

The game launched in May with four top prizes of $200,000. One prize remains.

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