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North Carolina Woman Welcomes Daughter and Wins Lottery on the Same Day: ‘She Brought Me My Luck

Brenda Gomez Hernandez of Concord NC

Brenda Gomez Hernandez of Concord NC

Brenda Gomez Hernandez of Concord, 北卡罗来纳.
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This North Carolina woman had a lot to celebrate last month!

Brenda Gomez Hernandez, 28, was already having a day to remember on Nov. 9 when she welcomed a baby girl, 根据 北卡罗来纳州教育彩票. 然后, just hours later, she learned she was the winner of a $100,000 奖.

When I found out I cried,” Hernandez, who works as a housekeeper, told lottery officials. “I’m just so excited and happy.

Hernandez, who bought her Quick Pick ticket for $3, won $50,000 in the drawing after matching numbers on four balls and the Powerball, according to lottery officials.

然后, the prize doubled thanks to the 2X Power Play multiplier.

As for her lucky numbers, the Concord mother looked to two very important people in her life for inspiration: her sons.

I have two sons and I used their birthdays to pick my numbers,” 她分享了.

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But on that fateful day, she says she believes her baby girl also had a hand in her good fortune.

I feel like she brought me my luck,” she told lottery officials. “I’m so thankful.

Hernandez claimed her prize on Wednesday and says a large portion of the winnings will go towards paying for her home.

After taxes, lottery officials say she took home $65,015.