Winning the lottery is one of our dreams, especially during the holidays. Ricardo Sandoval Magdaleno of Gold Hill got extremely lucky with his $20 scratch-off ticket. Magdaleno won a $100,000 lottery prize when buying a Premier Cash scratch-off ticket. Magdaleno bought his lucky Premier Cash ticket from Circle K on South Salisbury Avenue in Granite Quarry. He claimed his prize Thursday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh and, after required federal and state withholdings, took home $71,016. The Premier Cash game debuted in August 2021 with four top prizes of $2 million and eight $100,000 prizes. Magdaleno won the last $100,000 prize. One $2 million prize remains to be claimed. If you win a lottery over $600 will not remain anonymous. That is according to the North Carolina lottery statute. However, the statute also states that if you win over $50 million, you have 90 days after claiming the prize to reveal your identity.
Ticket sales from lottery games make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $2.5 million a day on average 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.