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Irma evacuee buys winning lottery ticket at Rocky Mount gas station

Posted September 12
Updated September 13

— A Florida mother evacuating from Tropical Storm Irma won the lottery in North Carolina during the storm.

Tiffany Hatfield won $10,000 on a $5 Diamond Dazzler scratch-off ticket at the Circle K on Sunset Avenue in Rocky Mount.

She plans on using the money to help repair her home from the storm damage.

Hatfield is from Ocoee, Florida in Orange County and was on her way to Virginia when she purchased the ticket.

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  • Linda Tally Sep 13, 1:04 a.m.
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    That may help take some of the sting out of Irma... congrats!