Daniel Costner, de Taylorsville, parou para tomar uma bebida, tentou a sorte em um novo jogo de loteria e se viu o primeiro vencedor do prêmio de US $ 100.000 do jogo.

"Fiquei surpreso", disse Costner."Eu tive que ficar sentado lá e olhar por alguns minutos."

Costner comprou seu sorte de US $ 30 Fabulous Fortune da cesta de mercado no N.C. 16 South em Taylorsville.

"Eu tive que conseguir outro conjunto de olhos para olhar para ele para ter certeza de que estava vendo corretamente", disse Costner.

Costner collected his prize at lottery headquarters and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $71,019.

Fabulous Fortune debuted this month with six $3 million prizes and 18 $100,000 prizes. Five $3 million prizes and 17 $100,000 prizes remain to be claimed.

Ticket sales from scratch-off games make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $900 million per year for education. A $1.35 million grant, using money raised by the lottery, is helping Alexander County repair and replace a roof on an elementary school. For details on other ways Alexander County benefits from lottery funds, visit www.nclottery.com and click on the “Impact” section.