Wilmington woman wins $15,000 sweepstakes

Reported by Max Winitz - bio|email
Posted by Debra Worley - email

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Tammy McGhee was shot while living at Nesbitt Courts in 1980.  For the past twenty years, McGhee has been using a wheelchair to get around as a result of a spinal injury from the shooting.

A few months ago, she entered a contest on overstock.com that awards the winner $15,000.  Tuesday morning, WECT was the first to congratulate McGee that she had won the sweepstakes.

The shy and surprised woman was at a loss of words when she found out, even when the president of overstock.com called her personally.  He told her how impressed their company was by McGhee and her story.

McGhee said she will use her winnings to help pay medical bills and other expenses.

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