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Charlotte man quenches thirst with a $100,000 lottery prize

April 2, 2018 Posted by NC Lottery at 2:48 PM
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Jorge Dominguez Santos of Charlotte said a craving for coconut juice led him to a $100,000 lottery prize.

His good fortune happened Sunday when he stopped by the Circle K on Central Avenue in Charlotte to get some   coconut and orange juice. When he went to pay, he decided to try his luck with a $4,000,000 Diamond Dazzler scratch-off ticket.
 
“I just figured, ‘Why not?’” Dominguez Santos said.

He scratched the ticket later that afternoon on the way to the Charlotte Spring Fair.

“The prize was the last number I scratched,” Dominguez Santos said. “I saw the ‘36’ and ‘36’ and knew I won something. I kept scratching slowly and saw the number ‘1’. I thought, ‘Okay. Maybe I won $100.’ I kept scratching, and I couldn’t believe it. I started screaming I was so excited!”

Dominguez Santos claimed his prize first thing Monday morning at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $70,507. He plans to use the money to get a new home.

The $20 game launched in September 2017 with three $4 million prizes, six $1 million prizes, and six $100,000 prizes. One $4 million, four $1 million and four $100,000 prizes remain.  

Ticket sales from instant games like $4,000,000 Diamond Dazzler make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $600 million a year for education.

Congratulations!


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4/04/2018 08:53 - Maurice H.

Bless you!

4/04/2018 08:26 - L. F.

Congrats??????

4/03/2018 08:28 - Berry B.

Congrats young man,plz bless others with your blessing!

4/03/2018 02:15 - Sonya D.

Congratulations!! I’m still waiting on my BLESSING!!!

4/02/2018 11:29 - Vicki G.

Sooo happy for you!!! Congrats!!! :)

4/02/2018 07:58 - Gregory F.

Again another big big money ticket in the western part of the state. Something is not right about this.I have been buying this ticket and the most I won was 100 dollars. Her latly the most I have won is 20 dallor the rest of them I won nothing I know the lotter said it don't know where the big money is but I don't believe them.put some big money in the eastern part of the state. Congratulations to the winner you are truly blessed.

4/02/2018 04:52 - Felicia L.

Wow so lucky, my blessing is coming soon. Best of luck with everyone that plays and win.

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