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Running Out of DC Lottery Scratch-Off Tickets

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Sherri Burch of Maiden bought a $10 scratch-off ticket and ended up winning an incredible $1 million prize.

She purchased the winning Bankroll ticket from Countryside Food Mart on Salisbury Road in Statesville. Burch had to decide whether to accept her prize as an annuity of $50,000 over 20 years or a lump sum of $600,000. She chose the lump-sum amount of $600,000, and after deducting the required state and federal taxes, she took home $427,503.

The ticket sales from scratch-off games provide a great source of funding for education, raising an average of $2.5 million every day.

Catawba County was able to receive $40 million in state grants, made possible by the lottery, to help with school construction.

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