Gaston Co. woman wins $1 million playing lottery

By Kristen Hampton - bio l email

LINCOLNTON, NC (WBTV) - Jackie Bivens has been doing hair for years, but only Saturday did she become a millionaire.

The Gaston County woman actually bought the winning ticket in Lincolnton. She says she almost passed out when she checked her numbers on Super Bowl Sunday.

"I was shaking and just in shock," Jackie said.

Jackie works at H2O's in Lincolnton and that's where we found her just 2 days after her big win. "Working is my life, so I'm not going to quit," Jackie said.

After taxes, Jackie and her husband will share $680,000 in winnings. Not a bad return on a one dollar investment.

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