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

Published 6:21 am Thursday, March 31, 2022

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Rita Roberson, of Grifton, 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.

Roberson bought her lucky $2,000,000 Diamond Dazzler ticket from EZ Pass Tobacco & Vape on Phillips Road in Kinston and collected her prize at lottery headquarters Wednesday, March 23. After required state and federal tax withholdings, the Pitt County woman took home $71,016.

The $2,000,000 Diamond Dazzler game launched in January with four top prizes of $2 million and eight $100,000 prizes. Three $2 million prizes and five $100,000 prizes remain to be claimed.

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