Concord woman wins $100K playing lottery


A Cabarrus County woman won $100,000 playing the lottery.

North Carolina Education Lottery officials said Concord resident Tonjue Burleson bought four Diamond 7's tickets when she stopped for gas at Kangaroo Express on Copperfield Boulevard in Concord.

"I bought the tickets because they are new and I felt like I had a better chance to win," Burleson said. "I scratched them off at the table and commenced to doing my happy dance. I have been truly blessed."

Burleson said she plans to use a portion of her winnings, worth $68,001 after state and federal taxes were withheld, to pay bills.

"I appreciate that North Carolina has a lottery," Burleson said as she held her check for the first time. "It's great that the state can use this money for the schools. It's also great to win. I feel wonderful."