REGIONAL: Gaston County woman ‘matches’ to win $250,000 prize
Published 3:23 pm Monday, January 11, 2021
RALEIGH – Shana Martens of Stanley saw her $5 ticket win her a $250,000 top prize.
She purchased her winning $250,000 Money Match ticket from the 7-Eleven on Mount Holly Huntersville Road in Charlotte.
Martens claimed her prize Friday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required federal and state tax withholdings, she took home $176,876.
The $250,000 Money Match game launched in November with four top prizes of $250,000. One top prize remains 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. 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.