College Basketball Player's Mom Wins $1,000,000 Lottery Prize

Friday March 21st, 2014

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Eastern Carolina guard Akeem Richmond finished his college basketball career with a loss earlier this week, but it turns out that he and his family are actually big winners. The day after the Pirate's season-ending loss to Wright State, Richmond's mother won a $1 million prize on a scratch-off lottery ticket, according to

Richmond finished his senior season just 7 three-pointers shy of the Steph Curry's single-season record of 162 and he's the second leading scorer in North Carolina high school basketball history, but suffice to say, it's his mother who has racked up the biggest numbers in their house.

Vickie Richmond told that she has opted for the lump sum of $415,206 and plans to pay off her mortgage and take a vacation.


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