Million Dollar Monopoly Win

June 12, 2013 – Kate Wheless, a waitress from Bunn, N.C., won a total of $1,000,015 yesterday with North Carolina’s Monopoly scratch-off game.

Wheless bought two of the $10 Monopoly tickets and said she was “feeling pretty good” after winning $15 on the first ticket, but she was about to feel a whole lot better.

“I scratched off the second one and I couldn’t believe it.  I looked at it over and over,” Wheless said.

She chose to take her prize in a one-time lump sum of $600,000, which will be worth just over $400,000 after taxes.

She told the North Carolina Lottery that she plans to buy a car for herself and one for her fiance with the money

The Monopoly scratch-off game features tickets at four price points – $1, $2, $5, and $10 – and allows players to enter non-winning tickets into monthly second-chance drawings with prizes up to $10,000.

Every entry into a monthly drawing is automatically entered into the Monopoly Super Entry Drawing, which will feature a $1 million grand prize.


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Written by Matt Isaacs

Matt is the Editorial Manager for the LotteryHUB News Team. Matt graduated from Rutgers University’s School of Journalism and Media Studies in May 2013