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S.C. woman to buy first home after winning $1 million on scratch-off ticket

A South Carolina woman won a $1 million lottery prize and plans to put the funds toward a first...
A South Carolina woman won a $1 million lottery prize and plans to put the funds toward a first home.(NC EDUCATION LOTTERY | NC EDUCATION LOTTERY)
Updated: Jun. 3, 2021 at 9:34 AM EDT
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RALEIGH, N.C. (WBTV) - A South Carolina woman won a $1 million lottery prize and plans to put the funds toward a first home.

Beverly Vercher of Spartanburg, South Carolina purchased a winning $10 Power 10s scratch-off ticket from Esha Food Mart on South Lafayette Street in Shelby.

“First, I was kind of numb,” Vercher said. “I didn’t really realize it was still true. It still didn’t set in until the next day.”

Vercher and her husband now plan to purchase their first home.

“We’ve been trying to buy a home for months,” Vercher said. “There were certain obstacles we were facing, but now we’re able to buy it without any problems.”

Vercher claimed her prize Tuesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. She had a choice of taking the $1 million as an annuity of $50,000 a year for at least 20 years or a lump sum of $600,000. Vercher chose the lump sum of $600,000 and took home $424,503 after federal and state tax withholdings.

Ticket sales from scratch-offs like Power 10s make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $725 million a year for education, NC Education Lottery says.

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