Playing the lottery is a heart pumper when not knowing if it’s going to win big on lottery scratch-offs. But Debra Ross of Charlotte took a chance on Spectacular Riches lottery ticket and won $100,000. When Ross saw the amount she had won, of course, she was extremely excited. Ross a 61-year-old network engineer, bought her $25 Spectacular Riches ticket on Good Friday from the Publix Super Market on South Tryon Street in Charlotte. When we win big like Ross we collect our prize at lottery headquarters and bring home our winnings after required state and federal tax withholdings, taking home $71,257.
What would you do with your winnings from the North Carolina Education Lottery? Ross said she would use her winnings to pay some bills and put the rest in savings. Spectacular Riches lottery scratch-off debuted in October 2021 with eight $1,000,000 prizes and 20 $100,000 prizes. Two $1,000,000 prizes and six $100,000 prizes remain to be claimed. Ticket sales from scratch-off games make it possible for the lottery to raise $2.5 million a day on average for education. Check out details on how $61.8 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Mecklenburg County last year, visit www.nclottery.com and click on the “Impact” section.