Jarvisburg woman scores $150,000 lottery ticket win: ‘I really still can’t believe it’

Published 3:57 pm Wednesday, August 10, 2022

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The North Carolina Education Lottery has announced a big win by a Currituck County woman.

Latoya Banks, of Jarvisburg, set a goal of buying a house for her four children by the end of the year and a $150,000 lottery win will help make that dream come true.

“Oh my God this can’t be real,” Banks said on her reaction to winning.

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Banks, a 37-year-old district manager, bought her lucky $5 Super Loteria ticket from the Hop-In on Caratoke Highway in Grandy.

“I was very shocked and I really still can’t believe it,” Banks said.

She said she told her mom the good news right away. “My mom said, ‘You’re joking with me, this is a prank,’” Banks laughed.

Banks arrived at lottery headquarters Wednesday, August 10, 2022 to collect her prize and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $106,516. She said in addition to using the money for a house, she will also put some in savings for her children’s college.

Super Loteria debuted in April with five $150,000 prizes. One $150,000 prize remains to be claimed.

For details on how money raised by the lottery made an impact in 2021, visit www.nclottery.com and click on the “Impact” section.