A Fayetteville woman is celebrating today, after winning $200,000 on a North Carolina Education Lottery scratch-off ticket.
Ruby Murray won the prize on a $5 Carolina Jackpot ticket she bought at the Shop N Save on Ramsey Street.
Murray claimed her prize Tuesday, and after the federal and state tax withholdings, she went home with $142,021.
The prize is the second of the $200,000 jackpots available to be one. There are four more remaining to be claimed.
According to the NC Education Lottery, the game also features a new second-chance opportunity for those who buy Carolina Jackpot tickets. For the first time, any Carolina Jackpot scratch-off can be entered into second-chance drawings that feature a rolling jackpot. As more tickets are entered, the larger the rolling jackpot grows.
The first four drawings feature the rolling jackpot and the fifth drawing features a top prize of $200,000. The next Carolina Jackpot second-chance drawing is scheduled for July 27.
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 $22.6 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Cumberland County in 2021, visit www.nclottery.com and click on the “Impact” section.