How exciting is THIS? A North Carolina woman got the best gift right before her birthday! She hit the lottery jackpot and won over $162,000 the day BEFORE her 68th birthday!! She credits her love of playing the lottery to her mother who used to bring her to Bingo games when she was a teenager. She says she plans to buy new windows for her home with the winnings- classic- you gotta love a practical woman!! LOL!!