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Nash woman wins $200K scratch-off prize

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Rubylene Knott of Spring Hope said a sudden decision to take a chance resulted in a $200,000 lottery prize.

“I don’t play the lottery,” Knott said. “I’m not sure why, but when I went to pay, I decided to splurge and get a ticket.”

Knott bought the winning Monopoly Frenzy scratch-off ticket at Griffins Food Store on Red Oak Boulevard in Red Oak.

“When I saw the numbers I thought, ‘This can’t be true,’” Knott said. “I was like, ‘No freaking way!’ This type of stuff doesn’t happen to me.”

Knott claimed her prize Tuesday at North Carolina Education Lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required state and federal tax withholdings, she took home $141,383.

“It’s amazing,” Knott said when she got her check. “It’s crazy. I still can’t believe it.” She plans to put the money in savings.

The $5 ticket launched in January with four top prizes of $200,000. Two top prizes remained Tuesday afternoon.

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