Hadleigh Painter, a 21-year-old college student, actress, model and social media star from Charlotte, just added another credential to her name: lottery jackpot winner.Painter won $25,000 a year for life in the March 26 Lucky for Life drawing, North Carolina Education Lottery officials said this week. She beat odds of 1 in 1.8 million.Get more news about 菲律宾彩票包网平台,you can vist loto98.com
Painter forgot she’d plunked down the $2 to play the online game, and her mom thought she made the whole thing up, Painter told The Charlotte Observer Thursday.
“Honestly, I had forgotten that I had even played it,” the senior at East Carolina University said. “But I woke up to check my messages like I always do and saw the email saying I had won. I couldn’t believe it.”
When her mom, Pam, told her she was pranking her, Painter pulled up the email she’d received from the lottery, as well as the lottery website.“I started thanking God and told her right away that it was His money and the first thing I wanted to do was give back to Elevation Church,” Painter said.
“The only thing I am buying for myself is a new PC for school and Twitch, which my friend Chris Tyson from the MrBeast YouTube channel is helping me build,” Painter said.Painter told the Observer that while she doesn’t play the lottery often, “I have always said I will win the lottery. And anyone that knows me can attest to that.”
The day after she won, she told her younger sister, Nicole, something
to the effect of “when I win the lottery.”Nicole “rolled her eyes and
said, ‘Hadleigh, get real, you know you’re never going to win,’” Painter
Painter won the second-place prize, according to the lottery. The top
prize is $1,000 a day for life.Through Online Play, players can buy
tickets for the Carolina Cash 5, Lucky For Life, Mega Millions and
Powerball draw games.
Painter, whose parents are divorced, lives with her mom and sister. Her dad, Derek, and his family also live in the area. Her kitten, Yuki, and her mom’s dog, Chloe, also are a part of the family.
At ECU, she double majors in religious and Hispanic studies with a minor in communications. She is a member of the Religious Studies and AMEXICAN Clubs, the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and the Sigma Delta Pi Honor Society.
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