Brown’s son purchased her lucky Ruby Red 7’s ticket at Catamount Travel Center on U.S. 441 in Whittier.
“I called him and said, ‘You better bring me a lottery ticket back!’” recalled Brown. “So, he brought me one and I picked the lucky one.”
When she scratched it and saw her big prize, Brown “didn’t know what to do.” “I was just so thankful,” she said. “Oh, Lord, that was a blessing for real.”
Brown claimed her prize Thursday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required state and federal tax withholdings, she took home $70,756.
“I’m gonna go buy me a car,” said Brown of her plans for her prize money. “I don’t want a really expensive car. I just want a little, nice car. I like Jettas. They are so cute.”
Ruby Red 7’s launched in January with four top prizes of $4 million and eight prizes of $100,000. One $4 million top prize and two $100,000 prizes remain to be won.