Greensboro man wins $150,000 after buying a $5 ticket

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WGHP) — Robert Hammond Jr., of Greensboro, bought a Mystery Prize Cashword scratch-off and walked away with the game’s first $150,000 top prize, according to an NC Education Lottery news release.

Hammond bought his lucky $5 ticket at Fairway One Stop on South Elm Eugene Street in Greensboro.  

After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $106,126.

Mystery Prize Cashword launched in September with six top prizes of $150,000. Five $150,000 prizes remain to be claimed.

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