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Beaufort County woman wins $1 million lottery jackpot

Published: May. 3, 2021 at 9:56 AM EDT
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BEAUFORT COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - A Beaufort County woman has hit the jackpot and plans to share the wealth with her children.

Ola Gurganus of Bath bought her $10 Jumbo Bucks ticket from the Bath General Store & Market on Carteret Street in Bath.

Gurganus claimed her prize Thursday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. She had a choice of taking the $1 million as an annuity of 20 payments of $50,000 a year or a lump sum of $600,000.

Gurganus chose the lump sum and after required state and federal tax withholdings, she took home $424,503.

Gurganus says she plans to share the money with her children.

Jumbo Bucks tickets launched in April. Five of the top $1 million prizes remain.

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