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June 14, 2024 11:21 pm

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North Carolina Woman Wins $2 Million Mega Millions Prize

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Brenda Stokes of Burlington, North Carolina, hit it big with a $2 million Mega Millions win, the North Carolina Education Lottery announced. Stokes used family birthdays to choose her numbers, which matched all five white balls in the April 12 drawing. The odds of such a win are an astonishing 1 in 12.6 million.

Stokes purchased her $3 ticket from Philomena Inc. on South Church Street in Burlington. The 2X Megaplier doubled her prize from $1 million to $2 million. After taxes, she took home $1,430,001. Stokes plans to invest her winnings and possibly take a trip.