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Catawba County man to put $100,000 prize towards new home

May 4, 2021 Posted by NC Lottery at 9:08 AM

While doing some grocery shopping, George Lackey of Newton tried his luck on a 100X The Cash ticket and won the latest $100,000 prize.

Lackey purchased his winning $20 ticket from the Buffalo Shoals Supermarket & H on Buffalo Shoals Road in Newton.

Sitting in his truck outside, he scratched his ticket.

“When I scratched it off, I just said, ‘Woah,’” recalled Lackey. “It was a big shock.”

He claimed his prize Monday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh and took home $70,756 after required state and federal tax withholdings.

With his prize money, Lackey hopes to either buy a new house or make repairs to a home that was willed to him.

The 100X The Cash game launched in January with five top prizes of $2 million and five $100,000 prizes. Three top prizes and three $100,000 prizes remain to be won.


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5/05/2021 03:57 - DL H.

Wooooo Hooooo Great Win George :-)

5/05/2021 03:57 - shirley b.

NCEL have you all thought of adding fireball to pick 3 drawings?NC Lottery
Hi Shirley, we are always exploring new features to add, and we listen to your feedback to help us determine how to make playing the lottery even more fun. We will let our developers know you are interested in seeing that added. Thanks!

5/04/2021 05:56 - Zelda L.


5/04/2021 04:29 - Gloria C.

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

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