In November last year a news flashed that a couple wins lotto twice in one night. This unbelievable story is of a winner, a North Carolina woman who won the lottery twice same day, netting $10,000, then $1 million.
Michelle Shuffler said she and her husband don’t normally play the lottery, but on that particular Sunday, he had a few bucks in his pocket, so they decided to give it a shot. The couple stopped at the Cubbard Express gas station in Lenoir, N.C., and won their $10,000 on a Million Dollar Fever scratch-off ticket. They were in complete disbelief, yet had the wherewithal to press their luck once more.
They saw that the game had a million dollar prize so they decided, ‘Why not try to beat the odds again?'”
The couple went to the Murphy Express in Granite Falls, about 22 miles from the Lenoir gas station they won at earlier. They bought another Million Dollar Fever ticket and won the $1 million. What a miracle they had seen.
The winning couple claimed the winnings next day. The lottery said she chose to receive the $1 million in annual payments of $50,000. The alternative was a lump sum of $600,000.
She’s already received her first $50,000, which after taxes, comes out to about $35,000. Now Shuffler plans to use the money for retirement and for her children’s college education.
The Million Dollar Fever Ticket
The Million Dollar Fever Ticket is the instant scratchie lotto offered by the North Carolina Education Lottery (NCEL) run by the government of North Carolina. It was established after Gov Mike Easley signed the North Carolina State Lottery Act and the 2005 Appropriations Act. North Carolina has one of the United States’ youngest lottery systems, having been enacted in 2005. The North Carolina State Lottery Act created the 9-member Lottery commission who was charged with overseeing all aspects of the education lottery.100% of North Carolina
Lottery net proceeds go directly to benefit the state’s education with the current figure sitting at $3.6 billion since its inception. By law, lottery funds go to paying teacher salaries for grades K-3, school construction, need-based college financial aid, and pre-kindergarten for at-risk four-year-olds. The State Lottery Act outlines how each and every dollar produced by the lottery will be spent. In 2012, the revenue distributions were as follows: 60% was paid out in prizes, 29% was transferred into the education fund, 7% was paid to the retailers who sold lottery tickets, and 4% went to general lottery expenses.
- The scratch off games cost from $1- $30
- There are over 70 games to play
- To buy Million Dollar fever lotto buy the ticket for $10 from the lottery retailer.
- Match any of your numbers to any of the winning number and win Prize shown for that number. Reveal a “ flame” symbol, win that prize instantly. Reveal a “ 10X” symbol, win 10 times the PRIZE shown for that symbol. Reveal a “bag with dollar” symbol, win all 15 prizes shown. The top prize is over one million dollar.