A North Carolina postal worker who stopped to buy chicken nuggets at a convenience store hit it big when she also bought a Big Spin scratch-off ticket and won $500,000, WRAL reported. Barbara Hanks-Davis became the first person to spin the lottery’s Big Spin prize wheel and win the game’s top prize, according to a news release from the NC Education Lottery. The game was launched in October.
Hanks-Davis, of Henderson, stopped at a Han-Dee Hugo store last week and bought her lunch, then purchased the $5 scratch-off, according to the lottery office’s news release.
Hanks-Davis scratched off the ticket in her car to access the spin code. Then, she he went to www.ncbigspin.com and entered her code. That enabled Hanks-Davis to spin a digital win, and it landed on the Big Spin, lottery officials said.