Burlington lottery winner says he will spend prize money on son
BURLINGTON, N.C. — A mechanic from Burlington who won the lottery said he plans to use his prize money on his newborn son’s future.
Lottery officials said Christopher Shotwell won $100,000 after buying a scratch-off ticket from the Highway 49 Neighborhood Store on N.C. 49 North in Burlington on Saturday.
“I did a double take,” Shotwell said, after learning he had won. “I just couldn’t believe my eyes. It’s been a crazy week. I’m pretty excited.”
After state and federal taxes were withheld, Shotwell received a check worth $68,001.
As of Monday afternoon, six top prizes of $100,000 and many other prizes remain unclaimed in the game.