RALEIGH – Charlotte resident Hyun Kim claimed the final $200,000 top prize in the Extreme Green game on Thursday.
After taxes were withheld, Kim received a check for $136,001. She purchased the winning $5 ticket at the BP on Wilkes Drive in Monroe.
Ticket sales for games such as instant scratch-offs have enabled the lottery to raise more than $2.58 billion for education initiatives statewide. Since the lottery began through June 30, 2012, Mecklenburg County education programs received more than $210.9 million in lottery funds. By law, those funds pay for teachers’ salaries in grades K-3, school construction, prekindergarten programs for at-risk four-year-olds, and need-based college scholarships and financial aid.