‘I started running around the store,’ Rowan County man says of $100,000 win

Published 3:00 pm Thursday, June 28, 2018

Bryan Taylor of Salisbury said he couldn’t contain his excitement after he played 100X The Cash and won $100,000.

“I was yelling and screaming,” Taylor described. “I started running around the store I was so excited!”

The mortgage broker’s good luck happened Monday afternoon when he stopped by the Yorkmont BP on Yorkmont Road in Charlotte and bought one of the $20 tickets.

“I couldn’t believe it at first,” Taylor said. “I had to double check and make sure I scratched it all the way. Even then I didn’t believe it until I scanned the ticket and it said, ‘Go to lottery headquarters.’ I was so excited I hugged the guy who sold it to me.”

Taylor claimed his prize Tuesday in Raleigh. After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $70,507. He plans to use some of the money to pay bills. He also wants to cheer on his favorite sports team.

“I’m a huge NFL fan,” Taylor said. “A trip to Dallas to see the Cowboys play is in my future.”

100X The Cash launched in February with three $4 million prizes, six $1 million prizes, and six $100,000 prizes. Two $4 million prizes, three $1 million, and two $100,000 prizes remain.

Ticket sales from games like 100X The Cash make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $600 million dollars a year for education. For details on how over $7.4 million raised by the lottery supported education programs in Rowan County last year, click on the “Impact” section of the lottery’s website, https://www.nclottery.com.