EFLAND, N.C. (WNCN) — Christy Merritt, of Efland, won a big lottery prize on Friday the 13th several years ago and did it again last Friday with a $100,000 win.
“My brain could just not comprehend it,” Merritt said. “It was very exciting though.”
Merritt bought her $30 Black Titanium ticket from Efland Supermarket on U.S. 70 West. In 2018, she split a $250,000 ticket with her roommate after buying a ticket from the same store.
“I did not believe what I was seeing,” Merritt recalled. “It was certainly a shock.”
Merritt is a farmer and grandmother of four, and wants to do something nice for her grandchildren with her latest win.
“I have four already with another on the way so maybe I will take them on a nice trip,” she said. “Maybe to the beach.”
Merritt went to lottery headquarters in Raleigh to collect her prize. After taxes, she took home $71,259.
In addition to taking a trip with her grandchildren, Merritt plans to pay bills and put the money into her retirement.
The Black Titanium game debuted in June with six $4 million top prizes and 16 $100,000 prizes. Four $4 million prizes and 10 $100,000 prizes have not been claimed.