Jean Farrish of Roxboro tried her luck on a $5 scratch-off ticket and turned it into a $176,000 win.
She bought her winning ticket at the Winners Food Mart on North Madison Boulevard in Roxboro and claimed her prize last Wednesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. Although the scratch off ticket was for a $250,000 cash prize, Farrish only took home $176,876 after federal and state tax withholdings.
20X The Cash launched in February, with six top prizes of $250,000. Players can win instantly, as Farrish did, or win up to $100,000 by visiting the lottery’s website and entering their Multiply The Cash tickets into second-chance drawings. Prizes in the drawings include one $100,000 cash prize, eight $5,000 cash prizes, and 25 $500 cash prizes. The entry deadline for the first of four second-chance drawings is March 31, and the drawing is scheduled for April 8.