Nyasia Campbell of Whiteville took a chance on a $5 scratch-off and won a $200,000 prize.

Campbell bought her lucky Mega Bucks ticket from Minuteman Food Mart on Washington Street in Whiteville. She arrived at lottery headquarters Thursday to collect her prize and, after required tax withholdings, took home $142,021.

Ticket sales from scratch-off games make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $2.5 million a day on average for education. A $15 million grant, using money raised by the lottery, is helping Columbus County and Whiteville City Schools with school construction needs. For details on other ways Columbus County benefits from lottery funds, visit www.nclottery.com and click on the “Impact” section.