Eastern North Carolina woman plans to start trucking business after winning $100,000 on $5 scratch-off ticket
Published 5:12 pm Wednesday, March 22, 2023
A Greenville woman’s visions of starting her own trucking business will come true after winning a $100,000 lottery prize, according to a press release from the North Carolina Education Lottery.
“I’ve had it on my vision board for many years,” said Kendra Brown. “It’s great to see it come true.”
Brown, 36, bought her lucky $5 Fire scratch-off from the Speedway on South Memorial Drive in Greenville. She then took the ticket to her car and started scratching.
“I started seeing all those little zeroes,” she recalled. “I know that when the print is smaller, that’s a big prize.”
Brown has been a truck driver for years and now she’s excited about the chance to start her own trucking company. “It really is a beautiful opportunity,” Brown said.
Brown arrived at lottery headquarters on March 13, 2023 to collect her prize and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $70,602.
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