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Nash County man’s $100,000 win will pay off mortgage, wife’s car

October 11, 2021 Posted by NC Lottery at 12:36 PM

Roderick Pryor, a truck driver from Whitakers, said he is looking forward to no more house payments or new car payments after winning a $100,000 lottery prize.

Pryor bought his lucky $25 Spectacular Riches ticket at the Grab N Go on N.C. 48 in Battleboro while taking his wife home from a hair appointment. He said he had a hard time believing his good luck. He put the ticket away in a safe, he said, then got his glasses, and took it out to look it over again.

“It didn’t seem real,” Pryor said. “I said that I wasn’t going to believe it until I actually put the check in my hand.”

The check went into Pryor’s hand on Friday as he collected his prize at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After the required federal and state withholdings, he took home $70,757.

“I’m going to pay my home off and I’m going to pay her car off,” Pryor said. “Those are two extra bills I won’t have to worry about.”

Pryor became the first person to win a $100,000 prize in the game. Spectacular Riches started this month with eight top prizes of $1 million and 20 $100,000 prizes. All of the $1 million prizes and 19 of the $100,000 prizes remain to be claimed.



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10/14/2021 04:41 - Kevin H.

Yes, the newest app is still unacceptable. Scratch entries are OK; the draw ticket checker is mostly worthless...could we just go back to the pre-September 29th version ???NC Lottery
Thanks for your feedback, Kevin! We're sorry to hear that you are still experiencing difficulties with the app's scanner. Please reach out to our team at and we can look into this for you!

10/14/2021 03:13 - Kristi S.

Congratulations to the winner... OAN: scanner still down it was working fine until I had to update!!! Punching in all these codes should be more than 1pt??. And...if scanner os down for more than 1 day 75 tickets shouldn't be the limit. How about one day a week you'll change it to no limit on how many you scan.NC Lottery
Hi, Kristi, thanks for the feedback! While at this time we don't have plans to change the daily limit for ticket scans, we will certainly pass this feedback along to the folks that make those decisions. As for your scanner not working, if the issue persists, please reach out to our online support team at and we can look into this for you. Thanks for being a part of the NC Lottery community!

10/13/2021 07:02 - Jeffrey W.

Just curious why the mgm casino and cash plus flash drawing is still posted under the 2nd chance games? Didn't these end already?NC Lottery
Great question, Jeffrey! These games have ended and all winners have claimed their prizes, however, we leave finished draws up for a little while after they end to improve transparency and allow our players to view the winners. Hope this helps!

10/13/2021 06:06 - Richard D.

Sadly only a minimal improvement if any with the new scanner. I downloaded Version 2.1.9 onto an iPhone 12 with the latest iOS 14.8 and, although there is a different appearance on the screen, once again the horizontal white line keeps going up and down and up and down on most every ticket - Scratch and Draw - seldom detecting it. Can we please go back to the fast, accurate and reliable Scanner that we all enjoyed prior to the disastrous App Update of September 29? Thank you.NC Lottery
Thanks for the feedback, Richard, and we apologize for any inconvenience. We're sorry to hear that the new scanner update is still causing difficulties. Please reach out to us at 1-866-934-0289 or visit and someone from our support team can look into this!

10/12/2021 01:06 - DL H.

Last question. Sorry. What is the latest update for the mobile app I want to make sure I have the right one. Mine says version 219 build 129NC Lottery
Hi, DL! That's the correct version - this update should fix any scanner-related issues. Please reach out if you still experience difficulties. Thanks so much!

10/12/2021 01:03 - DL H.

Thanks NCEL. Does the new scanner operate by having that bar move up and down is that what it is supposed to look like? Thanks

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10/11/2021 10:32 - Cynthia A.

Congratulations! What a blessing!

10/11/2021 08:58 - DL H.

Congratulations Pryor Family :-) NCEL: I contacted the lottery twice and they said they’re still working on a fix for the scanner do you know if there’s any actual update the scanner on my phone is still not working no matter what we do we’ve installed and installed in the iOS is up-to-date 15.0.1 and the app version is 2.1.8 build 123No matter what we do it will not work thank youNC Lottery
Hi DL! There should be an update available now for iOS - this should address previous issues with the scanner. We apologize for the delay and inconvenience. If the issue persists after updating, please reach out to us at and we can further assist you. Hope this helps, and we appreciate your patience and understanding!

10/11/2021 04:11 - michael c.

thats a bessing

10/11/2021 03:10 - William W.

Congrats ?

10/11/2021 02:45 - Casselle W.

Well alllright!! What an awesome blessing continue to pay it forward and stay safe out here.

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