Plymouth woman takes home $250K N.C. Education Lottery prize

Kimberly Kaighn of Plymouth tried her luck with a $5 scratch-off and took home a $250,000 prize.

Kaighn purchased her lucky 20X The Cash ticket from the Speedway on U.S. 64 East in Plymouth.

She claimed her prize Thursday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh and, after federal and state tax withholdings, received $176,876.

Ticket sales from scratch-offs make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $725 million per year for education. For details on how lottery funds have helped all of North Carolina’s 100 counties, click on the “Impact” section of the lottery’s website.

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