When a nurse from North Carolina drove to the lottery headquarters in Raleigh to cash in her ticket, she had no idea she was carrying such valuable cargo.
Adeogun said she was completely taken aback.
“I thought maybe $600 or $700,” she told lottery officials.
The Dunn resident bought her 10x The Cash ticket at Food Lion on East Cumberland Street, according to lottery officials. The clerk told Adeogun she needed to go to the Raleigh headquarters, about 40 miles from her home, to collect the prize.
When Adeogun arrived at headquarters, she discovered that she had won the jackpot.
“My heart just stopped,” she said. “I’m so grateful.”
She won $80,750 after taxes.
According to the North Carolina Education Lottery, the odds of winning a Fast Play jackpot are 1 in 240,000.
Adeogun told lottery officials that she was going to use the money to pay some bills.