SC Woman's Trip Land Her To $1 Million Lottery Prize!
1 year ago
This South Carolina woman's visit to another state proved quite fruitful when she picked up a scratch-off lottery ticket worth $1 million.
Beverly Vercher, the lucky winner, was just an hour away from her home in Spartanburg, South Carolina when she decided to stop at a convenience store during her trip. About 40 miles away from Spartanburg, the winner purchased her winning "Power 10s" ticket for $10, which launched last July. She bought the ticket at Esha Food Mart on South Lafayette Street in Shelby, North Carolina.
She told the North Carolina lottery, "When I scratched it, it was the very first number", on grabbing that huge win. She was just so numb seeing it, that she told her friend to double-check it. "I didn't really realize it was still true. It still didn't set in until the next day." She visited the lottery headquarters in Raleigh on Tuesday to claim her newfound wealth. She chose to take the $1 million jackpot as a $600,000 lump sum and walked away with $424,503 after federal and state tax deductions. As for her future plans, Vercher explained that she and her husband have been trying to buy a home for months, and have been facing a lot of obstacles. But now, "we can without any problems."
Not that Vercher has claimed one of the top prizes in the Power 10s" game, there is just one more top prize remaining, as well as nine out of 36-second prizes of $10,000 and 26 out of 73 third prizes of $5,000. Check your tickets right away, you might have grabbed a lottery prize.