N.C. woman’s Mother’s Day ticket wins $1.three million jackpot
A lottery ticket grew to become out to be the Mother’s Day $1.three million “gift of a lifetime” for a North Carolina girl.
For Mother’s Day, Vielka Roman of Autryville, North Carolina, won a Carolina Cash five ticket as a present from her sister, Neris. It grew to become out to be a $1.three million jackpot winner.
“I just can’t believe it,” stated Roman. “I’m still in shock.”
On Sunday, Roman, her fiancé, Al, and her sister, Neris, all went out for a celebratory Mother’s Day meal. After dinner, they stopped at Carlie C’s IGA on Cedar Creek Road in Fayetteville.
“Carolina Cash 5 is her favorite game,” stated Neris. “So I bought her the lucky ticket as a Mother’s Day present.”
The subsequent day, Roman and her fiancé headed to the mountains for a brief holiday. On the force up, Roman requested Al to appear up if they’d received anything else in Sunday’s drawing.
“I was looking at the app on the phone and I saw confetti burst,” stated Al. “I had to check the numbers five times to make sure they were real.”
They grew to become the auto round straight away and headed to lottery headquarters in Raleigh to assert her prize – however now not earlier than choosing up Roman’s sister.
“We are very close,” stated Roman. “She was the first person I called!”
“I think everyone would like to have a sister like her,” stated Neris. “She has always been there for me. And when she won she said to me, ‘If I win, then you also win.'”
Sunday’s jackpot was once the 3rd greatest in Carolina Cash five historical past, totaling $1,354,174. After required state and federal withholdings, Roman took house $958,078. She plans to make use of the prize to make lifestyles more straightforward via paying off the home and her automotive.
“We just moved here, just bought a house,” stated Roman. “It will be nice to have room to breathe. Neris can have more time to plant in her garden. We will be able to spend more time with each other as a family.”