Jamey Braswell of Wendell said he plans to use a $100,000 lottery prize to help his son get a jump start on his college fund.
“My wife’s a teacher so education is important to us,” Braswell said. “My boy’s only 16 months, but we want to make sure he has the money to go to a good school when it’s time. It’s a relief not to have to worry about this.”
The roofer’s good luck happened Monday night when he stopped by the Eagles Express on Knightdale Boulevard in Knightdale after work. While there, Braswell bought a $4,000,000 Diamond Dazzler scratch-off ticket.
“I was in shock,” Braswell said. “I had to look at the ticket three times.”
He claimed his prize today (Wednesday) at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $70,756.
The $20 ticket launched in September 2017 with three top prizes of $4 million, six $1 million prizes, and six $100,000 prizes. One $4 million prize, two $1 million prizes, and one $100,000 prize remains.
Ticket sales from games like $4,000,000 Diamond Dazzler make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $650 million a year for education.