Mother Knows Best, Even About Lotteries!

November 6th, 2015   ·   Add Your Comment Now...

rsz_gastonWhen her mother suggested she buy one of the new scratch tickets of the North Carolina Education Lottery, Latia Gaston of Gastonia followed the advice.  She dutifully bought a $10 “Holiday Gold” instant lottery ticket from the Kangaroo Express on East Franklin Boulevard.

Best of all she asked her mother Josetta to scratch it.  The instant ticket revealed a $1 million prize.  Given a choice between 20 annual installments of $50,000 and a single payment of $600,000 she chose the latter.  Her take home prize comes to about $415,503 net of state and federal taxes.

She shares that the money will allow them to expand their charitable giving during the Christmas season.


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