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Durham man wins a ‘spectacular’ $100,000 prize week before Thanksgiving

November 22, 2021 Posted by NC Lottery at 4:28 PM

Willie Davis Jr. of Durham tried his luck on a scratch-off ticket and won a $100,000 prize.

Davis bought his Spectacular Riches ticket for $25 at the Short Stop on West Main Street in Carrboro. He claimed his prize Friday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh, and after federal and state tax withholdings, took home $70,757.

Spectacular Riches launched in October with eight $1 million top prizes and 20 $100,000 prizes. Six $1 million top prizes and 17 $100,000 prizes remain to be won.

Ticket sales from scratch off games make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $900 million per year for education. For details on how $12.8 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Durham County in 2020, visit and click on the “Impact” section.


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11/24/2021 07:33 - Amy G.


11/23/2021 04:06 - DL H.

Way to go Willie :-). Fantastic win

11/23/2021 11:45 - Anita A.

Happy "Spectacular" Thanksgiving:)

11/23/2021 09:46 - Casselle W.

Congrats on an awesome blessing, pay it forward, enjoy it and stay safe!!

11/23/2021 07:37 - Denver G.

Congrats. I seem to be on a small roll with house money. Put 1 of my $250 winners in my desk. Only spent $110 of the other one. Got 5 bigger spins & hit for 100,100,20 & 20. Also got 3 winter winnings tickets and hit for $30 & $40. That's $310 , plus a few more entries in those drawings .A full tank of gas and a little extra food in the pantry/fridge.NC Lottery
Congrats on the wins, Denver!

11/23/2021 06:31 - vanessa b.


11/22/2021 08:56 - Merydolkis G.

I'm going to be next!NC Lottery
Wishing you luck, Merydolkis!

11/22/2021 07:02 - Bill S.

congratulations,and enjoy your winnings

11/22/2021 04:38 - Gloria C.

Congratulations to you and I wish you many more happy wins.

11/22/2021 04:33 - Anita A.

Happy Thanksgiving, Congratulations:)

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