Catawba County Man Scores $200,000 Lottery Prize

NEWTON, N.C. (News Release) — Steve Presnell of Newton tried his luck on a Power Shot scratch-off and scored a $200,000 top prize.

Presnell purchased his winning $5 ticket from the Banoak Food Center on N.C. 10 West in Vale.

He claimed his prize Tuesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required federal and state tax withholdings, he took home $141,501.

Ticket sales from scratch-offs make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $725 million per year for education. For details on how $9.2 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Catawba County last year, visit and click on the “Impact” section.