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RALEIGH, N.C. — A Winston-Salem man has won three big lottery scratch-off prizes in less than three years.

N.C. Education Lottery officials say David Settle, a retired home builder, on Thursday claimed a $100,000 prize from the $4,000,000 Gold Bullion game.

He purchased the winning ticket from the Pit Stop on South Main Street in Winston-Salem.

Settle’s first big lottery win was in November 2010, when he and his wife claimed a $3 million prize from the $200 Million Extravaganza game.

In October 2011, Settle claimed a $100,000 prize from the same game.

“It felt about the same as the last time,” Settle told lottery officials.  “I was just in shock.  I couldn’t believe it.”

Settle says he intends to use a portion of his winnings, worth $68,006 after taxes, to travel and help his children.

“It feels good to know that there are winners out there,” Settle said.  “I don’t know how to explain it, but I’ve been really lucky.”

As of Friday morning, two $4 million prizes, five $1 million prizes and six $100,000 prizes remain to be claimed in the $4,000,000 Gold Bullion game.

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