Elizabeth City man snags $100,000 prize with scratch-off ticket

Published 11:31 am Tuesday, March 1, 2022

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The North Carolina Education Lottery has reported that Van Nguyen, of Elizabeth City, took a chance on a $25 scratch-off ticket and won a $100,000 prize.

“Nguyen bought his lucky Spectacular Riches ticket from the Park N Shop on Weeksville Road in Elizabeth City,” stated a press release from NCEL about the Pasquotank County man’s win. “Nguyen arrived at lottery headquarters Monday to collect his prize and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $71,017.”

The Spectacular Riches game launched in October with eight top prizes of $1 million and 20 prizes of $100,000. Six $1 million prizes and 14 $100,000 prizes remain to be claimed.

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