RALEIGH — Johnny Sanders of Zionville took a chance on a $5 Holiday Cheer scratch-off ticket and won a $150,000 prize the day before Thanksgiving.
Sanders purchased his ticket at the Valley Grocery on U.S. Highway 421 North in Zionville. He claimed his prize Wednesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh and, after federal and state tax withholdings, took home $106,126.
Holiday Cheer launched in November with four $150,000 top prizes. Two $150,000 top prizes remain to be claimed.