Janique Ebanks of Concord thought she’d been scammed. The caller said she’d won the $100,00 prize in the 2021 Multiply the Cash Second-Chance drawing, NC lottery officials said Friday.
So she called lottery headquarters in Raleigh and learned, yes, it was true.
“You know, I didn’t believe it at first,” Ebanks told officials when she claimed her prize at lottery headquarters on Friday, according to a lottery news release. “I thought, ‘This must be a scam!’ I had to call and verify.”
Ebanks beat over 30 million entries in the April 7 drawing, according to the lottery. The odds of her win weren’t available on Friday.
After taxes, she took home $70,750, officials said. She didn’t say what she’ll do with the earnings.
Eight players won $5,000, and 25 won $500, officials said.
Winners of second-chance drawings are notified via phone or email.
The next 2021 Multiply The Cash second-chance drawing is June 9.