NC grandmother wins $25,000 A Year For Life prize

Courtesy: NC Education Lottery

Brenda McCannon of Canton, won the prize of a lifetime after trying her luck in a new lottery game.

McCannon played the new lottery game, Lucky For Life on Monday and won the second prize $25,000 A Year For Life.

When McCannon’s husband told her she won, she couldn’t believe it.

“It’s overwhelming,” McCannon said. “I’ve never seen so much money.”

The first thing she plans to do is get a van that will hold her 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

McCannon claimed her prize on Tuesday.

Players who win the game’s top prize of $1,000 a day for life or the second prize of $25,000 a year for life can collect the payment for as long as they live.

McCannon also had the option of getting a lump sum of $390,000, but she chose the cash option. After federal and state tax withholdings, she took home $265,853.

McCannon bought the $2 Quick Pick ticket at Lankfords Grocery on North Main Street in Canton. She matched all five white balls, beating the odds of one in 1.8 million to win the game’s second prize.

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