Rosa Lilly of Mount Gilead had a chance to spin a giant prize wheel Wednesday at the Bigger $pin Live Event and she landed on a $2 million prize, the top prize offered in the event.
Lilly told her daughter the night before that she was going to win the $2 million.
“I just had a feeling,” Lilly said.
Lilly, a 67-year-old retired certified nursing assistant, became the first $2 million winner in the history of the Bigger $pin Live Event.
“I’m so excited right now it just feels great,” Lilly said.
Lilly’s stroke of good fortune started when she bought her $10 Bigger $pin scratch-off from Wilder Grocery on North Main Street in Mount Gilead.
“I was so happy, that was my lucky day,” Lilly said.
Lilly originally received $50,000 when she first won her prize. After her big spin Wednesday, she received an additional $1,950,000 and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, she took home $1,420,274.
She said she plans to use her winnings to take a vacation to the Bahamas, remodel her house, buy a new Lexus, and give some money to her church and her family.
Lilly is the fourth person to get a chance to win one of the $2 million prizes. At the first event in November, a retired Greensboro postal worker won $900,000 and a Durham cook won $400,000. At the second event in January, a manufacturing plant worker from Fayetteville won $500,000.
Two more chances to win $2 million are up for grabs. One more person can win a turn at the prize wheel on the scratch-off and another person can win a turn in a second-chance drawing. All Bigger $pin tickets can be entered into the drawing.
Check out her winning moment here:
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