North Carolina woman cashes in with $150,000 scratch-off ticket win

Published 10:09 am Monday, January 10, 2022

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Vastie Cooper of Windsor took a chance on a $5 scratch-off ticket and won $150,000, according to a press release from the North Carolina Education Lottery.

Cooper’s lucky Holiday Cheer ticket came from the Friendly Check Cashing on Washington Street in Williamston.

Cooper arrived at lottery headquarters on Tuesday to collect her prize and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $106,516.

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The Holiday Cheer game launched in November with four top prizes of $150,000. One top prize remains to be claimed.

For details on how money raised by the lottery made an impact in North Carolina in 2020, visit and click on the “Impact” section.