By Yuriy Andriyashchuk
Hip-HopVibe.com Staff Writer
It’s amazing how blessings can be given in this world. Vielka Roman, of Fayetteville, NC, received a $1 lottery ticket for Mother’s Day and it turned out to be the best gift of her life. The ticket would go on to be the winning $1.3 million jackpot, per CNN.
Roman was at Carlie C’s IGA grocery store with her fiance Al and sister Neris as they got a Mother’s Day meal. Neris bought the lottery ticket for Roman for her favorite game, Carolina Cash 5. Before Roman and Al went on vacation, she checked the numbers as they all matched the $1,354,174 prize.
Roman ended up getting Neris on the way to Raleigh to get the money. After the required state and federal withholding, Roman cashed in on $958,078. Roman says prize money will be used to pay off her mortgage and help her sister.
“We just moved here, just bought a house,” Roman said in a press release. “It will be nice to have room to breathe. Neris can have more time to plant in her garden. We will be able to spend more time with each other as a family.”
Hopefully, Roman invests the money well as she says she will. Too many times, we see lottery winners blow through their money way too quickly. Congratulations to her on the huge win though.
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