RALEIGH, N.C. — Stevie Stewart of Rolesville took a chance on a $5 scratch-off and won a $200,000 prize.
Stewart purchased his Mega Bucks ticket from Bailey’s Store on Zebulon Road in Wake Forest.
He collected his prize at lottery headquarters last Friday and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $142,501.
Mega Bucks debuted in June with eight $200,000 prizes. Three $200,000 prizes remain to be claimed.
Ticket sales from scratch-off games make it possible for the lottery to raise $2.8 million a day on average for education. For details on how $64.1 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Wake County in 2022, visit www.nclottery.com and click on the “Impact” section.