RALEIGH – A $200,000 top prize for Hermelindo Rebollar-Nunez of Yadkinville means a potential new home for him and his family.
Rebollar-Nunez, who works as a machine operator, often stops at the Perth Mini Mart on Perth Road in Troutman on his way to or from work.
On Thursday, he purchased a $5 Lucky 7 Bonus ticket and scratched it while sitting in the cafeteria at his work.
Once he realized he was a big winner, he “let out a big yell and said, ‘I hit it!’”
Rebollar-Nunez claimed his prize Friday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required federal and state tax withholdings, he took home $141,501.
With his prize money, he said he plans to “potentially buy a new house” and save the rest.
Ticket sales from scratch-off games make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $725 million a year for education.