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Kinston woman hits $1 million in lottery game, plans to open kennel

Diamond Campbell (NC Education Lottery photo)

RALEIGH - Diamond Campbell's dream of owning a dog kennel is about to come true.

The Kinston woman won a $1 million lottery game after playing in the 50X The Cash scratch-off game.

Campbell purchased a $10 ticket, took it home and found out she won after scratching off the card at the kitchen table.

"We came up with the idea about two years ago," said Campbell, a cashier. "We've been developing the idea since. Now we can actually do it.

"I was super excited. I started jumping around."

Campbell claimed her prize on Monday. She could have taken the $1 million annuity for 20 payments of $50,000 a year or the lump sum of $600,000. She chose the lump sum and, after taxes, took home $417,009.

It's the third of four $1 million prize that have been claimed.

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