NC woman stops for groceries, wins $25,000 a year for life

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RALEIGH, N.C. — It was a regular trip to the grocery store for Cheryl Blanchette of Morrisville — that is until she stopped to play the lottery, WTVD reports.

She was at the Lowe’s Food on Brier Creek Parkway in Raleigh when she bought a $2 Lucky For Life ticket for Thursday’s drawing.

“I checked the numbers myself and was in shock,” Blanchette said.

Winners are guaranteed $25,000 a year for life but have the option of taking a lump sum of $390,000. Blanchette chose the lump sum option.

After federal and state tax withholdings, she took home $275,925.

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