Mom wins $1 million on Mother's Day - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Mom wins $1 million on Mother's Day

A Wilmington mom wins $1 million on Mother's Day. A Wilmington mom wins $1 million on Mother's Day.
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

Brandy Hatcher of Wilmington learned she was expecting a child last year on Mother's Day. This year, Mother's Day was equally rewarding as she won a $1 million lottery prize on Sunday.

"I had just gone to the store to buy mints and decided to try a ticket on the way out," Hatcher said. "I really couldn't believe it. Between last Mother's Day and this one, I don't think it could get much better."

Hatcher bought the winning ticket playing the $4,000,000 Gold Bullion game. Winners of $1 million in the game have the option of claiming it in $50,000 payments as a 20-year annuity or a one-time lump sum of $600,000.

Hatcher took the cash payment, $415,206 after state and federal taxes, and plans to purchase a car and save for her daughter's college education.

Hatcher is the sixth player to win a $1 million prize in the game. She purchased the lucky ticket at the Lowes Foods on Carolina Beach Road in Wilmington.

Copyright 2014 WECT. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • Laurel Police want to warn you about counterfeit money

    Laurel police warn businesses of counterfeit money

    Laurel police warn businesses of counterfeit money

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 11:03 PM EST2017-11-22 04:03:11 GMT
    Photo credit: WDAM archivesPhoto credit: WDAM archives

    Laurel Police want to warn you about counterfeit money being used this holiday season. Recently, a man was taken down in Picayune after being sought after in the Pine Belt for passing fake money to area businesses. Captain Tommy Cox said, "Generally, it's 100 dollar bills. It comes in waves. We will get some and then it will kind of die down a little bit." But, recently Laurel Police Captain Tommy Cox said they have had several reports of fake money floating throughout are...

    More >>

    Laurel Police want to warn you about counterfeit money being used this holiday season. Recently, a man was taken down in Picayune after being sought after in the Pine Belt for passing fake money to area businesses. Captain Tommy Cox said, "Generally, it's 100 dollar bills. It comes in waves. We will get some and then it will kind of die down a little bit." But, recently Laurel Police Captain Tommy Cox said they have had several reports of fake money floating throughout are...

    More >>
  • Girl Scouts urging parents to not force kids to hug relatives, friends this holiday season

    Girl Scouts urging parents to not force kids to hug relatives, friends this holiday season

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 10:56 PM EST2017-11-22 03:56:45 GMT
    Source: Girlscouts.orgSource: Girlscouts.org

    As new sexual harassment stories made headlines everyday, one national organization has a message for parents this holiday season.  The Girl Scouts of USA issued a reminder on it's website for parents ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday when it comes to interaction between your children and other family members or friends at functions. The post is titled "Reminder: She Doesn’t Owe Anyone a Hug. Not Even at the Holidays."  The "hugs" addressed in the...

    More >>

    As new sexual harassment stories made headlines everyday, one national organization has a message for parents this holiday season.  The Girl Scouts of USA issued a reminder on it's website for parents ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday when it comes to interaction between your children and other family members or friends at functions. The post is titled "Reminder: She Doesn’t Owe Anyone a Hug. Not Even at the Holidays."  The "hugs" addressed in the...

    More >>
  • Mississippi Ag Player of the Week: Hattiesburg wide receiver Darius Ruffin

    Mississippi Ag Player of the Week: Hattiesburg wide receiver Darius Ruffin

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 10:07 PM EST2017-11-22 03:07:26 GMT

    For a team putting up 49 points a game, Hattiesburg High isn’t lacking in offensive talent. ...

    More >>

    For a team putting up 49 points a game, Hattiesburg High isn’t lacking in offensive talent. ...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly