Leland mom to use lottery win for kids’ college, trip

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Submitted: Fri, 06/20/2014 - 7:25pm
Updated: Fri, 06/20/2014 - 7:36pm

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Leland mom says she plans to use the money she won playing the lottery for her kids’ education and a family trip.

Amy Franke plans to save for her children’s college education after scratching off the $150,000 top prize in the Green & Gold game. Franke learned of her big win after purchasing her lucky $5 ticket at the Buy and Go located on Ploof Road in Leland.

“I especially enjoy playing the scratch off games, because you find out if you’re a winner instantly,” Franke said, according to a news release from the North Carolina Education Lottery. “I looked at my ticket every day after winning, because I still couldn’t believe it.”

After state and federal taxes were withheld, Franke got a check for $103,801. She said she also plans to use a portion of her winnings to take a family trip to Disney World.


  • I Care Why says:

    Thats it blow it all dont save any. The american way.

  • Guest2020 says:

    You seriously didn’t read the article, did you? For that matter, you didn’t read the headline. She is setting aside money for her kids to go to college, but using a portion of her winnings to take a trip. She’s not blowing it all.

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