A Winston-Salem housekeeper says she will share her $1 million good fortune with her nine brothers and sisters and two adult children.
Paula Lampkins stepped forward on Tuesday to collect her $1 million Powerball prize at N.C. Educational Lottery Headquarters in Raleigh. She had one of two tickets sold in North Carolina that were just one red Powerball away from hitting the multi-million dollar jackpot on Saturday night. She purchased her winning ticket at Sheetz #411 located on N.C. 150 North in Winston-Salem.
“I saw the little comma after the ‘1’ and I said, ‘Oh my God, I think I won $1 million,’” Lampkins recalled after checking the winning numbers online.
Lampkins, who works at a hospital, said winning means she will no longer need to live with a roommate.
“The first thing I want to do is get a house,” said Lampkins, whose after-tax tally is $680,000. “And help my roommate, because she was there for me.”
The other $1 million prize won in Saturday’s drawing, which has yet to be claimed, was won by a ticket buyer at Ingles Market #62 on Leicester Highway in Asheville.