Eastern North Carolina woman scores $700,000 lottery prize in second major win

Published 9:57 am Saturday, April 16, 2022

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Judy Marshburn, of Spring Hope, was already the winner of a big Cash 5 jackpot when she found herself back in the winner’s circle Wednesday. Marshburn’s score this week was the first $700,000 top prize in a new scratch-off game, according to a press release from the North Carolina Education Lottery.

The Nash County woman previously won a Cash 5 jackpot of $307,726 in June 2008. “I doubled my win this time,” Marshburn said. “Next time I’m coming for the million.”

Marshburn, 57, bought her lucky $10 Scorching Hot 7s ticket from the Stop N Shop on East Nash Street in Spring Hope, stated the release.

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“I looked at it and I just couldn’t believe it,” Marshburn said. “I’m just very blessed.”

Marshburn claimed her prize Wednesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh and, after required federal and state withholdings, took home $497,073.

The Scorching Hot 7s game debuted this month with four top prizes of $700,000 – three of which remain to be claimed.

For details on the impact made from lottery funds, visit www.nclottery.com and click on the “Impact” section.