WILMINGTON — The N.C. Education Lottery has a new winner in New Hanover County resident Steven Milligan.
Milligan purchased a Sapphire 7s scratch-off from the Gas Center on Market Street and received a $200,000 return for a $5 investment. The prize awarded $142,021 after state and federal taxes.
The lottery debuted Sapphire 7s in December. Six $200,000 prizes were available to claim; only one remains.
Scratch-off game sales contribute more than $900 million a year for education, according to the N.C. Education Lottery. For details on how $11.1 million raised by the lottery made a difference in New Hanover County in 2021, visit www.nclottery.com and click on the “Impact” section.
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