REGIONAL: Mecklenburg County woman enjoys $150,000 scratch-off win

Published 10:15 am Tuesday, January 23, 2024

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RALEIGH – An Dan Nguyen of Mint Hill tried her luck on a $5 scratch-off and won a $150,000 top prize.

Nguyen bought her lucky Holiday Gold ticket from 1-Stop Food Store on North Tryon Street in Charlotte.

She arrived Monday at lottery headquarters to claim her prize and, after required federal and state tax withholdings, took home $107,251.

The Holiday Gold game debuted in November with four $150,000 top prizes. Two $150,000 prizes remain to be claimed.

For details on how $59.2 million raised by the lottery made a difference for education programs in Mecklenburg County last year, visit and click on the “Impact” section.