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Raleigh seafood restaurant owner catches $100,000 lottery prize

September 16, 2022 Posted by NC Lottery at 1:57 PM

Seafood restaurant owner Annette Brown of Raleigh can scratch an item off her bucket list now after reeling in a $100,000 prize.

“Every time when we drive by the lottery building I would say, ‘We are going to get our picture taken there one day,’” Brown said. “It was on my bucket list.”

Brown, a 54-year-old owner of A’Nets Katch seafood restaurant in Knightdale, said she just received new contact lenses so she thought she misread the ticket.

“I figured I must not be seeing it right,” Brown said. “Reality still hasn’t hit yet.”

Brown bought her $30 Millionaire Maker ticket from the Food Lion on U.S. 64 East in Knightdale.

“I got an alert on my phone a couple hours before saying a North Carolina man won a million dollars at a Food Lion in Charlotte so it inspired me,” Brown said.

She said she was on the phone with her husband while she scratched her ticket.

“He was on his motorcycle and I told him, ‘Pull over, pull over, I think I just won $100,000,’” she said.

Brown collected her prize at lottery headquarters Friday and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $71,019.

“We always take care of our staff at the restaurant so we’ll do something for them,” Brown said.


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9/18/2022 06:07 - Darlene E.

Sorry looked at it wrong. Thanks No response needed

9/18/2022 06:06 - Darlene E.

why are there fireball numbers on here from sept 1 an it dosen't start till today the 18th?? Really NC

9/17/2022 09:22 - Sabrina D S.


9/16/2022 02:24 - Andrea R.

If I won $500.00 on a pick 3 ticket how many will the Head quarters cash say I have 5 tickets? And do I have to pay taxes on these tickets if all 5 are cashed at the HQ.NC Lottery
Hi, Andrea! Each ticket is a separate win, so you would be able to cash each ticket at a retailer, or you can claim by mail or at one of our offices. And state taxes begin on prizes of $600 or more - so if these are separate ticket wins, they would not be taxed.

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