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Irma evacuee from Florida buys winning lottery ticket at NC gas station

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Tiffany Hatfield

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. — A Florida mother fleeing from Irma’s won big after a quick stop in North Carolina.

Tiffany Hatfield won $10,000 after buying a $5 scratch-off ticket at a gas station in Rocky Mount, WRAL reports.

While on her way to Virginia, Hatfield, who is from Ocoee, Florida, stopped at the Circle K on Sunset Avenue and bought the ticket.

Hatfield plans to use the money will help repair damage Irma caused to her home.