Plymouth woman cashes in on $200,000 win from scratch-off ticket purchased in Elizabeth City
Annabelle Raby of Plymouth tried her luck on the new CA$H PLU$ game and became the first winner of a $200,000 top prize, according to a press release from the North Carolina Education Lottery.
“It still hasn’t hit me that I won,” she said Monday as she claimed her prize at lottery headquarters in Raleigh.
Raby purchased her winning $5 ticket from the Speedway on U.S. 17 South in Elizabeth City.
“I almost passed out when I scratched off the ticket!” she recalled. “I was shaking and my heart was beating really fast.”
She took home $141,501 after required federal and state tax withholdings.
“I am gonna get a car,” said Raby. “I don’t have one and I know I need one.”
CA$H PLU$ launched in March with six top prizes of $200,000. Five remain to be won.
For details on how lottery funds have made an impact in North Carolina, click on the “Impact” section of the lottery’s website.