CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. (News Release) — While doing some grocery shopping, George Lackey of Newton tried his luck on a 100X The Cash ticket and won the latest $100,000 prize.
Lackey purchased his winning $20 ticket from the Buffalo Shoals Supermarket & H on Buffalo Shoals Road in Newton.
Sitting in his truck outside, he scratched his ticket.
“When I scratched it off, I just said, ‘Woah,’” recalled Lackey. “It was a big shock.”
He claimed his prize Monday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh and took home $70,756 after required state and federal tax withholdings.
With his prize money, Lackey hopes to either buy a new house or make repairs to a home that was willed to him.
The 100X The Cash game launched in January with five top prizes of $2 million and five $100,000 prizes. Three top prizes and three $100,000 prizes remain to be won.
Ticket sales from scratch-offs like 100X The Cash make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $725 million a year for education. A $10 million grant, using money raised by the lottery, will help Catawba County to replace a 57-year-old building with a new academic wing at Newton-Conover High School.
For details on other ways Catawba County benefits from lottery funds, visit www.nclottery.com and click on the “Impact” section.