- The woman had winning the lottery on her wish list. Her husband was riding a motorcycle when she called him to break the news, so he asked her to stop.
Annette Brown, owner of a Raleigh seafood restaurant, finally got one of her wishes fulfilled by winning a grand prize of $100,000.
“Every time we pass the lottery building, I say, ‘One day we’ll take a picture there.’ It was on my wish list,” said the lucky winner.
Brown, the 54-year-old owner of a seafood restaurant called A’Nets Katch in Knightdale, North Carolina, said she had just received new contact lenses, so she thought she had misread the ticket. “I thought I must not be seeing it well,” she said.
Brown bought his $30 Millionaire Maker game ticket at a Food Lion store on U.S. Street. 64 East in the city of Knightdale, North Carolina.
“I got an alert on my phone a couple hours before saying that a man from North Carolina won a million dollars at a Food Lion in Charlotte, so he inspired me,” Brown said.
She said that she was on the phone with her husband while she was scratching off her ticket.
“I was on his motorcycle and I said, ‘Stop, stop, I think I just won $100k,'” she said.
Brown picked up her prize at lottery headquarters on Friday and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, she took home $71,019.
“We always take care of our staff in the restaurant, so we’ll do something for them,” Brown said.