REGIONAL: Rowan County man bags $100,000 scratch-off win

RALEIGH – James Sassman of Kannapolis took a chance on a $50 scratch-off and won a $100,000 prize.

Sassman bought his lucky $10 Million Spectacular ticket from the Walmart on South Arlington Street in Salisbury.

He arrived at lottery headquarters Thursday to claim his prize and, after required federal and state tax withholdings, took home $71,514.

The $10 Million Spectacular game debuted in December with five top prizes of $10 million, 20 prizes of $1 million and 20 prizes of $100,000. Four $10 million prizes, 15 $1 million prizes and 15 $100,000 prizes remain to be claimed.

For details on how $7.8 million raised by the lottery made a difference for education programs in Rowan County last year, visit and click on the “Impact” section.