A Florida mother bought a winning lottery ticket in North Carolina during her evacuation from Hurricane Irma.
Completing the already feel-good story, the win came on National Day of Encouragement, nationally observed Sept. 12.
Tiffany Hatfield won $10,000 playing the $5 version of the N.C. Education Lottery’s new Diamond Dazzler scratch off games. The ticket was purchased at the Circle K on Rocky Mount’s Sunset Avenue, according to lottery officials.
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Hatfield told lottery officials she plans to use the money to help repair the damages Irma did to her home.