REGIONAL: Rowan County woman enjoys $200,000 scratch-off prize

Published 2:42 pm Monday, August 14, 2023

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RALEIGH – Traci Douglas of Kannapolis took a chance on a $5 scratch-off and won a $200,000 prize.

Douglas bought her lucky Lightning 7’s ticket from ShopRite Markets on Dale Earnhardt Boulevard in Kannapolis.

She arrived at lottery headquarters Monday to claim her prize and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $142,501.

The Lightning 7’s game debuted in June with six $200,000 top prizes. Four $200,000 prizes remain to be claimed.

Ticket sales from scratch-off games make it possible for the lottery to raise $2.5 million a day on average for education. For details on how $7.5 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Rowan County last year, visit and click on the “Impact” section.