Last Wednesday, Maria Juana P. Tolentino, of North Carolina received a late Christmas present from her brother. The gift was a $5 Mega Bucks Scratch-Off ticket. The whole family happened to be gathered in the living room when she scratched the lucky ticket. At first, Maria thought she had won $100 and was very excited about that. When she discovered it was actually $100,000 she could barely believe it.
After taxes, Maria’s prize totals $68,001, no small Christmas present. According to lottery officials, she plans to use the money on some home renovations, buy some things for her children and give some of it to her brother who bought her the lucky ticket.
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