North Carolina man plans to buy house with six-figure lottery win

Published 9:04 am Wednesday, January 24, 2024

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The North Carolina Education Lottery has reported on a six-figure win by a Lenoir County man.

Lorenzo Williams, of Kinston, said he has long dreamed of buying a house for his family and now he can after winning a $100,000 prize in a lottery drawing.

“We’ve been trying to buy a home for about three years now,” he said. “This right here will be a big help for us in getting that home.”

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Williams won his big prize in the Season-End Extravaganza Lucke-Rewards drawing on Jan. 3, 2024. The drawing had more than 4.2 million entries and awarded three North Carolina lottery players with a $100,000 prize.

When he found out that he won, he could barely contain his excitement. “I was so excited I got kind of numb,” he recalled.

Williams said the win surprised him, but didn’t come as a shock.

“I just always had a feeling that one day I was going to win the lottery,” he admitted.

He arrived at lottery headquarters to claim his prize and, after required federal and state tax withholdings, took home $71,500.

“I’m just happy and thankful,” Williams said. “It feels really good.”

For details on how money raised by the lottery made an impact across the state last year, go to and click on the “Impact” section.