North Carolina woman scores $100,000 prize on scratch-off ticket

Published 5:40 pm Thursday, March 17, 2022

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A convenience store trip paid off for a North Carolina woman.

Phyllis Crowder, of Wilson, tried her luck on a $20 scratch-off ticket and won a $100,000 prize, according to a press release from the North Carolina Education Lottery. She bought her lucky Premier Cash ticket from S & S Mini Mart on Pender Street in Wilson.

She arrived at lottery headquarters Wednesday to collect her prize and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $71,016.

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The Premier Cash game launched in August with four top prizes of $2 million and eight $100,000 prizes. Two $2 million prizes and four $100,000 prizes remain to be claimed.

For details on how money raised by the lottery made an impact in 2021, visit and click on the “Impact” section.