RALEIGH, N.C. — Garry Fountain of Reidsville took a chance on a $20 scratch-off and came out a $100,000 winner.

Fountain, a retired construction worker, stopped at the One Stop Grocery on Vance Street in Reidsville where he used his winnings from a previous ticket to buy one Big Cash Payout ticket.

He claimed his prize Tuesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh and, after required federal and state tax withholdings, took home $71,256.

Fountain says he will use his big win to make his retirement “more enjoyable.”

Big Cash Payout launched in July with four $2 million top prizes and eight $100,000 prizes. Three $2 million top prizes and six $100,000 remain to be won.

Ticket sales from scratch-off games make it possible for the lottery to raise an average of $2.5 million a day for education. For details on how $4.9 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Rockingham County in 2022, visit www.nclottery.com and click on the “Impact” section.