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Edenton man wins $150K lottery prize

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From staff reports

Saturday, October 28, 2017

EDENTON — An Edenton man has won the last $150,000 prize in the N.C. Education Lottery’s $500 Cash scratch-off game.

Maurice Fleming said a lucky feeling led him to play the $500 Cash game at the Broad Street Mart on North Broad Street Thursday afternoon.

Fleming said he bought a $5 ticket, took it home and started scratching.

“I couldn’t believe it when I saw it,” Fleming said. “I almost fell out of my chair.”

Fleming claimed his lottery prize Friday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $104,253.

Lottery officials said that since Fleming won the $500 Cash game’s last top prize, the lottery plans to end the game.

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