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Gaston County woman wins ‘Mega Bucks’ with $200,000 top prize

January 21, 2021 Posted by NC Lottery at 4:00 PM

Kate Link of High Shoals turned a $5 scratch-off ticket into a $200,000 win.

Link purchased her lucky Mega Bucks ticket at Dean’s Superette on South Lincoln Street in Dallas.

She claimed her top prize Thursday. After required federal and state tax withholdings she took home $141,501.

Mega Bucks launched in December 2020 with 10 $200,000 top prizes. Eight remain to be won.

Ticket sales from scratch-offs like Mega Bucks make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $725 million a year for education. For details on how lottery funds have helped all of North Carolina’s 100 counties, click on the “Impact” section of the lottery’s website.


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1/22/2021 08:51 - Denver G.

So the new $30 ticket debuts on 03-02-21. You say it has (30) prizes of $1million. How many are on the ticket and how many are 2nd chance? NC Lottery
Hi Denver, the $30 Millionaire Maker ticket will have 30 prizes of $1 million and 3 additional $1 million second chance winners, so a total of 33 $1 million winners.

1/21/2021 10:02 - Hali J.

Congratulations ??

1/21/2021 09:43 - Alexis E.

Congratulations to you Kate Link

1/21/2021 07:35 - Jennifer F.

Congratulations on your windfall. Hope you get to have some fun out of it.

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