Elizabeth City woman wins first $200,000 top prize in new Mega Bucks game

Published 12:35 pm Thursday, January 7, 2021

Jennifer Jackson of Elizabeth City scored the first $200,000 top prize in the new Mega Bucks scratch-off game, according to a press release from the North Carolina Education Lottery.

Jackson purchased her winning $5 ticket from the Speedway on U.S.17 South in Elizabeth City.

She claimed her prize Wednesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required federal and state tax withholdings, she took home $141,501.

Mega Bucks launched this month with 10 top prizes of $200,000. Nine top prizes remain to be won.

For details on where lottery funds have gone in each North Carolina’s 100 counties, click on the “Impact” section of the lottery’s website.

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