Congratulations to Madelin Contreras of Cleveland who won $400,000 from a $5 scratch-off ticket! One of Contreras’s favorite scratch offs is North Carolina Education Lottery’s $35,000,000 Blowout ticket. The lucky Salisbury Mini Mart on South Main Street in Salisbury sold this ticket. After arriving at the lottery headquarters Friday to collect her prize, of course state and federal tax withholdings left this lucky woman a whopping $284,041. If and when you win, what would you buy? House, a new car, giveaway some proceeds to a non-profit, or keep it for splurging purposes.
If you’re new to scratch-offs; the$35,000,000 Blowout game started in January with four top prizes of $400,000. But the good news is that two top prizes remain to be claimed. Are you holding on to your tickets because you’re getting legal and financial paperwork in order? If so that’s a smart move because you want to be a responsible with your money. I need to get me some scratch-offs this week. Ticket sales from scratch-off games make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $900 million per year for education. For details on how $7.4 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Rowan County in 2021, visit www.nclottery.com and click on the “Impact” section.