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 and click on the “Impact” section.