What would you do if you won the lottery? Take a vacation, going on a shopping spree, or pay off the house? While those are all great things to do a NC lottery winner is using her prize money to help local seniors. Yolande Tyler of Fayetteville plans to use her $2 million lottery prize to start her own business. That business will provide transportation to seniors. Tyler bought a 100X The Cash ticket for $20 last week when she stopped for a Dr. Pepper. The winning ticket was purchased at the Han-Dee-Hugo location in Wilmington on Carolina Beach Road.
She told lottery officials “I’m going to try and start my own business. I was thinking about doing community van services. There are so many elderly people who need rides and a lot of people don’t have family around.” Tyler claimed her prize Monday and opted to take the $1.2 million lump sum. She took home she took home $849,006 after taxes. In addition to her dreams of starting a business, she also plans to do the usual and pay off her car, buy a house, and set aside money for her children.