Donald Baynes, a site contractor from Sanford, tried his luck on a $30 scratch-off and scooped up a $100,000 prize.
Baynes claimed his prize Friday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh and took home $70,759 after state and federal tax withholdings.
“I’m blessed and very fortunate to win something like this,” Baynes said. “I’m very grateful.”
He bought his lucky $300,000,000 Supreme Riches ticket at the Kangaroo Express on North Main Street in Broadway. The game launched in April 2019 with 15 $100,000 prizes. Four $100,000 prizes remain to be claimed.
Ticket sales from scratch-offs make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $725 million per year for education. For details on how $4.3 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Lee County in 2020, visit www.nclottery.com and click on the “Impact” section.