• Irma evacuee hits jackpot on scratch-off ticket

    By: Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    A woman who left her Florida home, evacuating from Hurricane Irma, spent what may be the best $5 ever.

    Tiffany Hatfield bought a $5 Diamond Dazzler when she stopped in North Carolina on her way to Virginia, WRAL reported.

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    That scratch-off ticket netted the Orange County mother $10,000.

    And it couldn’t have come at a better time.

    Hatfield told WRAL that she plans on using the windfall to repair her home after the storm.

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