NC woman grabs biscuit; the $700K lottery ticket she bought was gravy

A North Carolina woman who decided to buy a biscuit also purchased a lottery ticket that produced a $700,000 jackpot winner, lottery officials said.

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According to a news release from North Carolina Education Lottery, Donna Denton, of Wilson, stopped at the Fremont Food Mart in Fremont to buy a biscuit. While she was there, Denton, a production assembler, purchased a $10 Triple 777 scratch-off ticket.

Denton checked the winning ticket with her husband when she got home and realized that the jackpot was gravy to an already wonderful holiday season.

“We were happy anyway,” Denton said in a statement. “Now we’re happier. This is a blessing.”

Denton visited lottery headquarters on Wednesday to collect her prize. After deducting the required state and federal withholding taxes, she took home $497,073.

Denton said she plans to donate some of her winnings to her church.