Eastern North Carolina man scores $250,000 win on scratch-off ticket

Published 7:26 am Wednesday, September 7, 2022

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An eastern North Carolina man brought home a big win from a scratch-off ticket, reported the North Carolina Education Lottery.

Wayne Lingford, of Chocowinity, took a chance on a $5 scratch-off and scored a $250,000 prize. He bought his lucky 20X The Cash ticket from Choco Mart on U.S. 17 South in Chocowinity.

Lingford arrived at lottery headquarters Friday, September 2, 2022 to collect his prize and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $177,526.

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