"My husband and I both love seafood and love to cook," Carter said. "We've wanted to open our own business for a long time, but never had the money until now. This is a dream come true."
Carter bought a scratch-off ticket at the Metro Mart on South McDaniel Street in Enfield.
She stopped there Friday to get snacks for her three little boys.
Sharae Carter of #Enfield said she has always dreamed of owning her own seafood restaurant. After winning $250,000 while playing the 20X The Cash scratch-off game, her dream is finally going to come true! Congrats! https://t.co/IkdtCP4CUx pic.twitter.com/zlG0zVmsOH— NC Education Lottery (@nclottery) January 23, 2019
Carter claimed the prize Tuesday at the lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required taxes and withholdings, she took home $176,876 in prize money.