Durham student with dreams of med school wins $100,000 in lottery game – WRAL.com

By N.C. Education Lottery

Raleigh, N.C. On Saturday night, Kaila Moore of Durham had a dream that shed bought a scratch-off ticket. Acting on that dream led her to buy her first lottery ticket and a $100,000 win.

Ive never bought a lottery ticket ever in my entire life, said Moore. I literally had a dream that I bought a scratch-off. So, when I woke up I went and bought one.

She went to the Food Lion on West Main Street in Durham Sunday morning, paid $20 for the $4,000,000 Gold Rush game, then took her ticket home to scratch it.

Her reaction to realizing shed won? Excitement.

I was with my mom, said the East Carolina University student. She was more excited about it than me!

They both knew this money was going to go toward Moores education.

I plan to go to medical school and medical school is not cheap! she said. Im going to invest some of it in a mutual fund and the rest Im just going to save.

Moore claimed her prize Wednesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required federal and state tax withholdings she took home $70,756 but said she wouldnt celebrate until after her physics class and studying.

The $4,000,000 Gold Rush game launched in August with three top prizes of $4,000,000 and six $100,000. Two $4,000,000 and three $100,000 prizes remain.

Ticket sales from scratch-off games make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $725 million per year for education. For details on how $13.1 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Durham County in 2019, visit http://www.nclottery.com and click on the Impact section.

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