Sanford woman scratches off $1M lottery ticket
Posted March 20, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. — A Sanford woman is North Carolina’s latest millionaire.
Vickie Richmond scratched off a $20 lottery ticket Wednesday night to find she won a $1 million prize.
“Words can’t describe what I’m feeling. My life changed overnight,” Richmond said in a statement released by the North Carolina Education Lottery.
Richmond bought the lucky ticket for the game $120 Million Cash at the Short Stop on West Main Street in Sanford. She collected her winnings Thursday, opting for a lump payment of $415,206 after taxes.
“I almost hit the floor when I saw I had won,” she said. “I kept looking at it to see if it was really real. I couldn’t sleep because I was afraid it was a dream.”
Richmond, a quality control officer, said she will use the money to pay off her house and take a vacation.