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RALEIGH, N.C. — Barbara Johnson, of Gibsonville, couldn’t believe her eyes when she scratched her 20X The Cash ticket and saw a $250,000 prize, according to a news release from the North Carolina Education Lottery.
“I usually buy the $10 tickets but something told me to buy the $5 ones this time,” she recalled.
Johnson purchased her winning $5 ticket from the Quick N Easy on Burlington Road in Greensboro.
“I got home and scratched it off, which I do as soon as I get home,” said Johnson. “I saw the prize and I just started shouting and thanking God.”
She claimed her prize Tuesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh and took home $176,876 after required federal and state tax withholdings.
“I lost my husband going on three years now so this will help me,” said Johnson. “I just bought a new car and I want to pay it off and I want to pay my house off. It means a whole lot. I’ll help my kids out, too.”
The 20X The Cash game launched in February with 10 top prizes of $250,000. Seven prizes remain to be won.