DURHAM, N.C. (WGHP) — Omar Thaher, of Greenville, got a scratch-off ticket as a birthday present and won $100,000, according to an NC Education Lottery news release.
“It was like a dream,” he said. “I’ve never won anything before.”
Thaher’s winning ticket came from Joy Quick Mart on North Duke Street in Durham.
“I really, really needed this,” Thaher said.
He arrived at lottery headquarters Thursday to collect his prize.
After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $71,259.
“I’m about to travel overseas for a family emergency, so this came at the perfect time,” Thaher said.
Thaher said in addition to using the money for travel expenses, he plans to use it for a down payment on a new house.
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Watch lottery drawings on FOX8! Mega Millions airs at 11 p.m. on Tuesday and Friday. Powerball airs at 10:59 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. The NC Lottery airs at 11:22 p.m. every night.
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Source: Fox 8 News Channel