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STATE: Anson County woman bags $200,000 lottery prize

Lora Sturdivant of Polkton is the lucky winner of a $200,000 Bonus Bucks top prize.

Sturdivant purchased her lucky ticket from Whit’s Convenience on U.S. 74 East in Polkton.

She claimed her prize on Thursday. After required federal and state tax withholding, she took home $141,501.

Bonus Bucks launched in June with six top prizes of $200,000. Two top prizes remain to be won.

Ticket sales from scratch-off games make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $725 million per year for education. Anson County received $15 million in money raised by the lottery to help build the new Anson Middle School. For details on other ways Anson County benefits, visit www.nclottery.com and click on the “Impact” section.