North Carolina man wins $200,000 on lucky scratch-off ticket

Published 4:45 pm Sunday, July 24, 2022

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The North Carolina Education Lottery has reported a big win by a Hertford County man.

Ken Gatling, of Ahoskie, tried his luck on a $5 scratch-off and won a $200,000 prize.

Gatling bought his lucky Double Cash Doubler ticket from the Duck Thru on N.C. 42 West in Ahoskie. He arrived at lottery headquarters July 11 to collect his prize and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $142,021.

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“Ticket sales from scratch-off games make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $900 million per year for education,” stated the NCEL press release. “A $15 million grant, using money raised by the lottery, helped Hertford County build the new Ahoskie Elementary School.”

For details on other impacts from lottery funds, visit and click on the “Impact” section.