Balmore Bermudez of Charlotte North Carolina purchased a $20 scratch-off and won a $100,000 prize. Bermudez bought his lucky Mega 7’s ticket from 786 C-Store on Milton Road in Charlotte. He arrived at lottery headquarters in Raliegh, North Carolina on Monday to collect his prize. When we win a substantial amount from the education lottery, we must pay the required state and federal tax withholdings. After all deductions, Bermudez took home $71,256. I love how we come out with new lottery scratch-offs on Tuesdays. Mega 7’s made a debut in October with four $2 million prizes and eight $100,000 prizes. Three $2 million prizes and three $100,000 prizes remain to be claimed. Yes, let’s play Mega 7 scratch-off and win big!
The North Carolina Education Lottery’s Play Smart™ program educates and empowers North Carolinians to make smart decisions when playing the lottery. March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month and the lottery highlights Play Smart to help ensure when North Carolinians play the lottery it doesn’t become more than a game. Visit nclottery.com/PlaySmart to learn how the Play Smart program helps someone create a game plan to keep lottery play fun. If you or someone you know needs support, visit morethanagame.nc.gov/ for free, confidential help.