Kelsey Abarca of Lexington tried her luck on a $5 lottery ticket and won a $200,000 prize.
Abarca, a Walmart employee, purchased her Power Shot ticket from a lottery vending machine at the Walmart on Lowes Boulevard in Lexington after finishing her shift at the store.
She received her prize Wednesday, winning the second top prize in the game. After required state and federal tax withholdings, she took home $141,501.
The Power Shot game started this month with four top prizes of $200,000. Two remain to be claimed.
Ticket sales from scratch-off games make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $725 million per year for education. For details on how $9.4 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Davidson County in 2019, visit www.nclottery.com and click on the “Impact” section.