Terry Watkins of Durham was chosen out of more than 513,000 other hopefuls who entered the final $300,000,000 Supreme Riches second-chance drawing last week.
But it took some convincing for Watkins to believe the good news when she received the call from a NC Education Lottery representative.
“You’re telling a story,” she said. “I don’t believe you.”
“I promise it’s true,” Garcelle Viera replied.
In an interview with the North Carolina Lottery, Watkins said “I work in the COVID unit at a long-term care facility. Just seeing some of the things that I’ve had to see, I am very thankful. I had been praying for something to help me with this situation … I’m very blessed.”
Watkins said she doesn’t know what she will do with the money but plans to “take it slow and easy.”