REGIONAL: Concord man collects $250,000 scratch-off win

RALEIGH – Erasto Pastrana Suastegui of Concord took a chance on a $5 scratch-off and won a $250,000 prize.

Suastegui bought his lucky 20X The Cash ticket from Sam’s Mart on N.C. 49 South in Harrisburg.

He claimed his prize at lottery headquarters Monday and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $178,751.

The 20X The Cash game debuted in February with 10 $250,000 top prizes. Eight $250,000 prizes remain to be claimed.

For details on how $15.7 million raised by the lottery made a difference for education programs in Cabarrus County last year, visit www.nclottery.com and click on the “Impact” section.