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NC girl wins $2 million from lottery ticket gifted by good friend

A present she’ll in no way fail to remember

By Kate Northrop

STANLEY, N.C. — Compact gestures may possibly go a extended way, but getting a scratch-off lottery ticket worth $2 million is one particular that a North Carolina woman will surely hardly ever overlook.

Karen Urtecho Sandrez of Charlotte received $2 million from a scratch-off, but she was not the a person who acquired the profitable ticket.

The ticket that Urtecho Sandrez was gifted was from the North Carolina Lottery’s $20 “100X The Funds” instantaneous activity. A spouse and children pal ordered the profitable ticket at Lucia Foodstuff Mart on Killian Street in Stanley.

“It is kind of surreal,” Urtecho Sandrez informed the Lottery on Thursday when she claimed her prize at their headquarters in Raleigh.

Neither the winner nor the close friend recognized that the benefit of the present would be so high.

“I could not believe it, honestly,” Urtecho Sandrez recalled of looking at the $2 million prize on the ticket. “You go through it and you never imagine it.”

The recipient of the when-in-a-life span present chose to choose the $1.2 million lump sum over an annuity of $100,000 a year for 20 a long time and took residence $849,006 soon after taxes were being withheld.

At the game’s start in December 2020, there were being ten major prizes of $2 million accessible. Following Urtecho Sandrez’s acquire, there are four best prizes remaining, as very well as 6 out of 10 $100,000 second prizes and 85 out of 160 $10,000 3rd prizes still left to assert. In accordance to the Lottery, the odds of successful any prize in the “100X The Income” video game are about 1 in 3.03.