Woo! Hello and welcome to the North
Carolina Education Lottery’s BIG SPIN Live event in Raleigh. I’m Valonda Calloway, your host, and today I’m so excited to be here with Barbara from Henderson! Let’s give it up for Barbara! Barbara is guaranteed to walk away today with at least $100,000, but she could win up to $500,000 when she spins the big wheel. How excited are you Barbara? BARBARA: Oh, excited! I don’t know what to say! BARBARA: I am just blessed. Thank you God! I’m over excited. I am excited for you! I want to let everybody at home know that you matched a spin prize when you played the Big
Spin scratch-off and then you visited NCBigSpin.com where you found out you won a chance to come here live and spin on the show. Have you decided how you’re
going to spend the money? BARBARA: Well, I have a long list, and I don’t know where to begin! BARBARA: I’m just going to enjoy and thank God each and every day for my blessings. That sounds good to me! A few things before we spin, you will
notice that the wheel starts at $500,000. In order for the spin to be valid, the
wheel has to go around three times. At the bottom of the wheel there are three
lights and when the third light goes green, we know it’s a valid spin. So, are you superstitious or do you have any–or do you want to pray or do anything before you spin this wheel? [laughter] Okay, I know you got it in you Barbara! Alright everybody! Here in the studio, help me count Barbara down. Here we go in five…four… three… two… one… spin the wheel! [applause] Yes! That was a great spin, Barbara! [laughs] Oh you don’t even want to look do you? Okay so we’ll turn this way since we
don’t want to look. Do you play the lottery often? BARBARA: Every day. Every day! Have you ever won big before? BARBARA: A couple of thousand. This might be the biggest thought, right? BARBARA: Yes! I think we should turn around now. It’s slowing down. It’s slowing down, Barbara. Let’s see–it definitely went around three times so we know it’s valid. Where will it land? Oh my gosh…oh my gosh! [cheers] Oh my gosh! $500,000! Barbara you’re our first $500,000 winner! Your family’s here, come on in family! Oh my gosh, Barbara. Wow! Wow. This is life-changing right here everybody. Barbara congratulations. BARBARA: Thank you so much! God is good. Yes! All the time. Congratulations! Family, you’ve got to be excited? You’re engaged right? FAMILY: Yes, yes, very very! You could have a nice wedding now! [laughs] Wow. Enjoy! $500,000! Yes! Thank you to everyone who came out today and thank you for watching at home. I’m Valonda Calloway, your host, and I hope to see you at the next Big Spin Live event!