Randy Tucker of Kannapolis tried his luck on two $25 Extreme Cash tickets and one of them scored him a $100,000 prize.
Tucker purchased his lucky ticket from Steve’s Corner Store on N.C. 152 West in China Grove.
“On Saturday I left my job and stopped in there and got two tickets,” he recalled. “And one of them was no good and the other one was real good.”
He claimed his prize Monday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required federal and state tax withholdings, he took home $70,757.
“I don’t think it’ll change me none,” said Tucker. “I’m gonna put it in the bank and then if I need it for a rainy day I have it.”
Ticket sales from scratch-off games make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $725 million a year for education. For details on how $14.5 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Cabarrus County in 2019, visit www.nclottery.com and click on the “Impact” section.