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One dream leads to another as winner sets sights on medical school

By Kate Northrop

DURHAM, N.C. — Many lottery players have found that it pays to follow your gut or listen to the “voice” in your head, especially when it comes to you in the form of a dream. The premonition of one of North Carolina’s most recent lottery winners is as straightforward as they come, and it led to a $100,000 win.

Last Saturday, Kaila Moore of Durham dreamt that she bought a scratch-off ticket. Having never played the lottery, Moore decided that this was the moment to act on her dream.

“I’ve never bought a lottery ticket ever in my entire life,” Moore admitted. “I literally had a dream that I bought a scratch-off. So, when I woke up, I went and bought one.”

The morning following her dream, she paid a visit to the Food Lion grocery store on West Main Street in Durham. She purchased a $4,000,000 Gold Rush scratch-off ticket for $20 and headed home to see if she won.

She was not disappointed in the slightest.

“I was with my mom,” Moore recalled. “She was more excited about it than me!”

Their excitement was justified — Moore had won a second-tier prize of $100,000.

Moore, who attends East Carolina University, said that they already knew the prize money would be going toward her education.

“I plan to go to medical school, and medical school is not cheap!” she declared. “I’m going to invest some of it in a mutual fund and the rest I’m going to save.”

Moore visited North Carolina Education Lottery headquarters in Raleigh on Wednesday to claim her winnings, which amounted to $70,756 after federal and state tax withholdings.

From the fateful premonition to the incredible outcome, there’s much to celebrate, but Moore said she has plenty of studying to do before she can celebrate just yet.

Currently, there are three of six second-tier prizes of $100,000 remaining in the $4,000,000 Gold Rush instant game and two of three top prizes of $4,000,000 left to claim.

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📄September 8, 2020, 4:58 pm

Party Congrats to the Winner! Party

Hopeful you reach your Goal and become a good Doctor!

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📄September 8, 2020, 6:14 pm

Congrats

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📄September 8, 2020, 7:42 pm

The first thing that crossed my mind, being retired Army is if she were to go in the military, they pay for everything and way back when in ’97 when I retired I believe you pay them back 8 years and you start out as an 03—Captain.

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📄September 8, 2020, 8:00 pm

l would sooner believe Kaila Moore than Dee Dee Moore.

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Wishing you well on your endeavors. Things just got a little easier.

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📄September 9, 2020, 8:15 am

This will definitely help with the bill aspect of going to medical school.

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📄September 9, 2020, 12:40 pm

Wonder how many first time players buy $20 scratch-offs?

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📄September 9, 2020, 1:18 pm

Wonder how many first time players buy $20 scratch-offs?

Probably more than you’d think. When I (and I assume you) purchased my first scratch ticket, $20 tickets did not even exist. There was nothing close to that amount. $20 was also worth a lot more back then than it is today.

If I was purchasing my first scratch-off ticket today, I’d consider going for the top game myself. Possibly a $30 ticket. Some states even have $50 tickets. Why start off on the bottom rung? Go for it, YOLO!

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Probably more than you’d think. When I (and I assume you) purchased my first scratch ticket, $20 tickets did not even exist. There was nothing close to that amount. $20 was also worth a lot more back then than it is today.

If I was purchasing my first scratch-off ticket today, I’d consider going for the top game myself. Possibly a $30 ticket. Some states even have $50 tickets. Why start off on the bottom rung? Go for it, YOLO!

Just a guess, but she probably asked her Mom which ticket to buy and considering she dreamed she won, it made no sense buying a $1 scratch-off.

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📄September 9, 2020, 6:06 pm

Just a guess, but she probably asked her Mom which ticket to buy and considering she dreamed she won, it made no sense buying a $1 scratch-off.

Or maybe she just purchased the ticket, like she said.

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📄September 9, 2020, 10:19 pm

l would sooner believe Kaila Moore than Dee Dee Moore.

and imo. . . DEE DEE “KILLER” MOORE deserve to be on Florida’s death row. 1st seat.

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Such a great story. Congrats to her. Smiley

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📄September 9, 2020, 10:23 pm

Probably more than you’d think. When I (and I assume you) purchased my first scratch ticket, $20 tickets did not even exist. There was nothing close to that amount. $20 was also worth a lot more back then than it is today.

If I was purchasing my first scratch-off ticket today, I’d consider going for the top game myself. Possibly a $30 ticket. Some states even have $50 tickets. Why start off on the bottom rung? Go for it, YOLO!

There’s $50 buck tickets? But, you’re right on Y.O.L.O. (only live once, yep.)ICAM(i couldn’t agree more.)

I had no clue, Todd, they even exist.LOL

Great story. Happy for this player…

I hope she 1 day shall implement medical school. nice to read this tonight.

G-night, everyone and good luck on your lottery games this week.Smiley

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📄September 10, 2020, 3:01 pm

I plan to say it was only my second time playing and I dreamed of dancing kittens holding numbers.

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