LAURINBURG — H & R Block at Scotland Crossing, Laurinburg, gave away $1,000 to five people who filed taxes at the office.
Each week one person was randomly chosen to win the money. The local winners were Jimmy Johnson, Damian Burr, Aaron Spry, Jessie Williams and Brittany Crabtree.
With its 10,000 offices in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, H&R Block has awarded $1 million a day for the first month of tax season during the 1000 Win $1000 Daily Sweepstakes.
The first drawing was Jan. 16 with 1,000 people each winning $1,000 a day through Feb. 15, plus a final drawing on Feb. 19. A total of 32,000 people will win a combined $32 million.
“This is unprecedented in the industry,” H&R Block Chief Marketing Officer Kathy Collins said in a statement. “H&R Block puts the ‘fun’ in Refund Season. And as the nation’s leading tax preparation company, we get you the most money back at tax time, guaranteed. And now there’s even more reason to celebrate with the chance to win a grand in your hand.”