Piedmont Triad teacher wins $100K on scratch-off ticket

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A Piedmont Triad teacher got a lesson in luck while playing the North Carolina Education Lottery’s 10th Anniversary Millions scratch-off game.

Sharon Williams is a high school teacher in Greensboro.

Williams went to get a ticket for the Powerball drawing last week and decided to get several scratch-off tickets as well, according to a news release from the NCEL.

When she started scratching and saw she had matching numbers she couldn’t believe it.

“My first reaction was, ‘Oh my God, did I just win $100,000?’” Williams said.

Williams claimed the prize Wednesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After state and federal tax withholdings, she took home $69,253. She and her husband Johnnie plan to use some of the money to renovate their home.

Williams bought the ticket at the Lee Street Quickstop on East Lee Street in Greensboro.

10th Anniversary Millions launched in April with four prizes of $1 million and six prizes of $100,000. All $1 million prizes and four $100,000 prizes remain.