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.
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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