A teacher in Richmond County went home a million dollars richer after winning a second chance drawing on Jan. 4.
Barbara Ingram, of Hamlet, received her life-changing phone call that Wednesday afternoon.
“Everybody dreams of this stuff,” Ingram said.
Ingram, a 66-year-old substitute teacher, said she didn’t even realize the second-chance drawing happened until she answered the phone. After answering, she got the news that she had won the million-dollar grand prize out of more than 1.7 million entries.
“I completely forgot about it,” Ingram said. “Out of sight, out of mind.”
Ingram went to the lottery headquarters on Friday to collect her prize. She chose the lump sum of $600,000. Following state and federal taxes, Ingram took home $427,500. She said she will be able to live off of this money for the rest of her life.
Ingram said she plans to use the winnings to buy a new car, pay some of her bills, and take a nice trip to Alaska.
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