STATE: Catawba County woman wins $100,000 on scratch-off

Published 10:55 am Monday, March 7, 2022

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Debra Kessler of Claremont took a chance on a $20 scratch-off ticket and won a $100,000 prize.

Kessler bought her lucky Ultimate 7’s ticket from the D Mart on Oxford School Road in Catawba. Kessler arrived at lottery headquarters Friday to collect her prize and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $71,016.

The Ultimate 7’s game launched in May with four top prizes of $2 million and eight $100,00 prizes. One $2 million prize remains to be claimed.

Ticket sales from scratch-off games make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $900 million per year for education. For details on how $17.6 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Catawba County in 2021, visit and click on the “Impact” section.