Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Local man claims $100K prize from lottery scratch-off

WILMINGTON — Another scratch-off ticket has been paid out to a Wilmington winner, making it the third time in two weeks a local has scored big from the NC Education Lottery.

Thomas Jones purchased a $20 scratch-off $2,000,000 Diamond Dazzler ticket from the Food Lion on Market Street. Jones won $100,000, which he collected Monday at the lottery headquarters. After state and federal taxes, Jones will clear $71,016 in one lump sum.

READ MORE: Wilmington lottery winner banks $200K on $5 scratch-off

ALSO: Wilmington man scores $2M on $20 scratch-off

According to a release from the NC Education Lottery, the game launched earlier in the year in January. It will pay out four top prizes of $2 million and eight $100,000 prizes. So far, winners have claimed two $2 million and two $100,000 prizes.

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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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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