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'So excited': North Carolina great-grandmother wins $250,000 after buying $5 scratch-off at gas station

MOORE COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — Rosa Yearby, of West End, bought a $5 scratch-off and won a $250,000 prize, according to an NC Education Lottery news release.

Yearby checked her 20X The Cash ticket in the parking lot of Nic’s Pic Kwik on North Walnut Street in Pinebluff where she bought the ticket.

When she realized she won, Yearby wanted to confirm the win.

“I went back in and showed it to the ladies,” Yearby said. “They were just as excited as I was.”

Yearby, a great-grandmother of 13, continued to celebrate by sharing the news with her family.

“I was so excited. I was just trembling,” Yearby said.“I really was. I almost couldn’t think of my kids’ numbers. My son said, ‘You need to get that ticket home.’”

Yearby kept the ticket close to her for the rest of the weekend.

She collected her prize at lottery headquarters on Monday.

After required state and federal tax withholdings, she took home $178,126.

Yearby plans to pay bills and renovate her home with her winnings.

Where can I get the latest lottery numbers?

Watch lottery drawings on FOX8! Mega Millions airs at 11 p.m. on Tuesday and Friday. Powerball airs at 10:59 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. The NC Lottery airs at 11:22 p.m. every night.

You can also find the lottery results online on the FOX8 website

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