RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) – A Halifax County woman took a chance on a $5 scratch-off and won $400,000.
Sharon Bobbitt, of Enfield, bought her ticket from Halifax Supermarket & Grill on U.S. 301 South. After winning, she traveled to the lottery headquarters and collected her winnings.
The $35,000,000 Blowout game began in January 2022 with four top prizes of $400,000. With this win, three out of the four prizes have been claimed with one still being available.
The North Carolina Education Lottery says ticket sales from scratch-off games make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $2.5 million a day on average for education. Using money raised by the lottery, the state provided $39 million in grants to help Halifax County Schools build a new school and $50 million for Weldon City Schools to build a new high school.
For details on other ways Halifax County benefits from lottery funds, visit www.nclottery.com and click on the “Impact” section.