North Carolina

What Are the Odds? Woman Claims 2 Lottery Prizes on Same Day

Kimberly Morris bought a second ticket worth $1 million on her way home from collecting a $10,000 prize on another

She knows how to pick a winner.

Kimberly Morris of Wake Forest scratched off two North Carolina lottery tickets on Monday, winning $1 million on one of the tickets and $10,000 with another, local media report.

Morris thought things were going well when she bought a ticket at a grocery store Monday afternoon and scratched off the $10,000 prize. She went to the lottery headquarters in Raleigh to claim her prize.

On the way home, she stopped and bought another ticket, and bingo! It was worth $1 million.

"I wasn't really expecting much," Morris told her state lottery. "I just enjoy playing the lottery."

She chose to take the lump sum on the $1 million ticket, which was worth $417,012 after taxes.

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