A Brunswick County woman won big on a $5 North Carolina Education Lottery ticket this week.
According to a news release, Barbara Hall of Ocean Isle Beach won a $198,726 jackpot on a $5 fast play lottery ticket she purchased Tuesday at Minuteman Food Mart on Beach Drive Southwest.
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Hall collected her prize Wednesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh and, after federal and state tax withholdings, took home $141,117.
Hall’s lucky ticket — a Touchdown Dollar$ — was the first of its kind to win the jackpot, according to the North Carolina Education Lottery.
Jamey Cross covers Brunswick County for the StarNews. Reach her at [email protected] or message her on Twitter @jameybcross.