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Two Selma residents split $1 million lottery prize

Posted May 21, 2015

— A $20 ticket turned into more than $200,000 for two Selma residents.

Darrell Wessinger and Deborah Singletary purchased the ticket at the Kangaroo Express on U.S. Highway 301 South in Wilson.

Both chose to receive a lump sum payment, and after state and federal taxes, each will receive $207,753, lottery officials said.

Wessinger and Singletary are the latest to win $1 million playing the North Carolina Education Lottery’s $4 million Multiplier Spectacular Game.

As of Thursday morning, two $4 million prizes and four $1 million prizes have yet to be claimed.


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  • Timothy Giambra May 22, 2015
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    They took the lump sum, so its less (guessing something like $600K). You only get the million if you take payout over 20 (or some number) of years.

  • Dean Morron May 22, 2015
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    If the story is correct ??? State and Federal taxes would consume 58.5 % of the winnings. A little GREEDY from the tax revenuers I do believe.