WASHINGTON COUNTY, N.C. — Kimberly Kaighn, of Plymouth, won a $250,000 prize from a $5 scratch-off ticket, according to an NC Education Lottery news release. .
Kaighn bought her lucky 20X The Cash ticket from the Speedway on U.S. 64 East in Plymouth.
She claimed her prize Thursday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh.
After federal and state tax withholdings, she received $176,876.
Ticket sales from scratch-offs make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $725 million per year for education.
For details on how lottery funds have helped all of North Carolina’s 100 counties, click on the “Impact” section of the lottery’s website.
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