Hem Magar of High Point is pleasantly surprised after winning $200,000 playing $500 Loaded.
Magar bought the lucky $5 ticket at the Pick-N-Go on Eastchester Drive in High Point. He scratched his ticket in the store to find he had won the top prize.
He claimed his prize at lottery headquarters in Raleigh Monday. After required federal and state withholdings, he took home $141,501.
$500 Loaded launched in May with five top prizes of $200,000. Magar is the second winner to claim the top prize. There are three top prizes remaining.
Ticket sales from games likes $500 Loaded make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $650 million a year for education. For details on how $33.2 million in lottery funds made a difference in Guilford County last year, visit the “Impact” section of the lottery’s website.