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STATE: Lucky streak takes Iredell County man to $100,000 prize

A lucky streak for Randy Sigmon of Statesville ended Friday when he collected a $100,000 scratch-off prize.

Sigmon said his good luck started in November and since then he collected three smaller prizes, a $1,000 win, a second $1,000 win, and then a $5,000 win from scratch-off tickets.

His big win came when he bought a $20 Holiday Countdown ticket at the B&B Quick Stop on Water Tank Road in Statesville and won the $100,000 prize. After required federal and state tax withholdings, he took home $70,756.

“I have a horseshoe in my pocket, I guess,” said Sigmon as he collected his prize.

Holiday Countdown tickets can be entered into a second-chance drawing with the chance to win a $150,000 prize. Holiday Luck or Holiday Countdown tickets are eligible for the Holiday Luck second-chance drawing.

In addition to the $150,000 prize, the drawing will also award five prizes of $10,000 and 50 prizes of $500.The deadline to enter your tickets into the next drawing is Sunday, Jan. 31, and the drawing is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 3.

Ticket sales from scratch-offs make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $725 million per year for education. For details on how lottery funds have helped all of North Carolina’s 100 counties, click on the “Impact” section of the lottery’s website.