William Moss of Durham was having lunch on Labor Day when he discovered he was a $100,000 Extreme Cash winner.
“It feels great,” said Moss. “I’ve been playing for a long time, so it feels good to get one.”
Moss, a general superintendent for an electric company, purchased his $25 ticket from Tommy’s Mini Mart on Cole Mill Road in Durham.
“I just stopped and I bought the ticket on the way to the house,” recalled Moss. “I scratched it off while I was eating some lunch.”
His wife was sitting next to him when he realized he was a winner. “She said, ‘You’re kidding!’” recalled Moss. “And I said, ‘Nope, here it is!”
Moss claimed his prize Tuesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required federal and state tax withholdings, he took home $70,757.
He plans to put his prize money into savings.
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 $13.1 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Durham County in 2019, visit www.nclottery.com and click on the “Impact” section.