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Christopher Shotwell

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.