Eastern North Carolina man scores six-figure win on scratch-off ticket
Published 10:20 am Saturday, October 29, 2022
The North Carolina Education Lottery has reported a big win by an eastern North Carolina man in a scratch-off ticket.
Nelson Mercado II, of Greenville, tried his luck on a $20 scratch-off and scored a $100,000 prize.
Mercado bought his lucky $100 Million Mega Cash ticket from the Circle K on Arlington Boulevard in Greenville. He arrived at lottery headquarters Thursday to collect his prize and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $71,016.
The $100 Million Mega Cash game debuted in May with four top prizes of $2 million and eight $100,000 prizes. Two $2 million prizes and three $100,000 prizes remain to be claimed.
For details on how money raised by the lottery made an impact statewide in 2021, visit www.nclottery.com and click on the “Impact” section.