What’s better than winning the lottery? How about spinning to win even more money! That’s what happened to Rosa Lilly of Mount Gilead. She had the chance to spin a giant prize wheel at the Bigger $pin Live Event on Wednesday. And with that lucky spin, she landed a $2 million lottery prize. That was the top prize offered in the event.
According to a press release by the North Carolina Education Lottery, Lilly told her daughter the night before that she was going to win the $2 million. “I just had a feeling,” Lilly said. The 67-year-old is the first $2 million winner of the Bigger $pin Live Event.
Lilly bought her $10 Bigger $pin scratch-off from Wilder Grocery on North Main Street in Mount Gilead. That awarded her $50,000. After her big spin Wednesday, she received an additional $1,950,000 for the total $2 Million lottery prize. After required state and federal tax withholdings, she took home $1,420,274.
The retired certified nursing assistant 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. In November, a Greensboro resident won $900,000 and a Durham resident won $400,000. The second event took place in January where the participant won $500,000.
There are still two more chances to win $2 million.