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Latest lottery millionaire is from Robeson County

Posted December 10, 2012

— A Robeson County woman has won $1 million in a North Carolina Education Lottery scratch-off game, lottery officials said Monday.

Wanda Evans purchased her Cash Blowout ticket at Mr. G’s convenience store on Iona Street in Fairmont.

Officials said Evans chose to take her winnings as a $600,000 lump sum rather than an annuity paid out over 20 years. After withholdings, she received a check for $408,006.

Cash Blowout tickets went on sale Jan. 10, with three top prizes of $4 million and seven $1 million prizes. One of the $4 million prize-winners has yet to come forward, officials said.

Robeson County schools have received $46.9 million in lottery funds since the lottery began. By law, the money goes toward salaries for teachers in kindergarten through third grades, school construction, pre-kindergarten programs for at-risk children and need-based college scholarships and financial aid.


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  • wayneboyd Dec 10, 2012

    The state won again. Out of her million dollar prize the government got over half.

  • lorawatson Dec 10, 2012


  • glpowers Dec 10, 2012

    Salaries for teachers in kindergarten through third grade??
    Surley you jest.

  • North Carolina Cutie Dec 10, 2012

    Congrats! spend it wisely.

  • Wags Dec 10, 2012

    Good thing she claimed it this year or Obama would have increased the tax owed. She has gone from a nice woman to an evil millionare that needs to pay more taxes. (at least that's how our government looks at it)

  • Scubagirl Dec 10, 2012

    I agree, not a millionaire, but still a lot of money. Congrats to her!

  • JoCo50 at MXR Dec 10, 2012

    Only the government could give someone a check for $408,000 and tell them that now they were a millionaire.

    She's only a millionaire if she already had $600,000.

  • ncrebel Dec 10, 2012

    That is sad.......you win one million dollars and you get to take home $408,006.00???

    Follow the money. I would demand to know exactly where the money went in Robeson County School System.

  • Pseudonym Dec 10, 2012

    Last I checked, a net worth of $408,006 does not make one a millionaire.

    Not even a half millionaire.

  • HereswhatIthink Dec 10, 2012