RALEIGH – Gerry Davis, a fence contractor from Hope Mills, plans to use the $100,000 prize he won playing the $10 MONOPOLY game to help grow his business.
Davis scratched off the lucky ticket on Saturday after purchasing it from the Circle B on Ramsey Street in Fayetteville.
“At first, I had only scratched off the top of the ticket and thought I had won $50,000,” Davis said. “I was already freaking out about winning that, but then I started scratching again and saw the rest of the numbers come up. I’ve never had a feeling like that, just a pure adrenaline rush. It was like nothing I had ever felt before.”
Davis also plans to use a portion of his winnings, worth $68,003 after taxes were withheld, to save for the future.
“Wow, I don’t know what to say,” Davis said as he held his check for the first time. “I’ve seen some big checks in my lifetime, but never one with my name on it.”
The $10 MONOPOLY game is part of a suite of games that launched on March 26. All four games, priced at $1, $2, $5 and $10, are eligible for monthly second-chance drawings featuring cash prizes up to $10,000. Every entry is also automatically applied towards a MONOPOLY Super Entry. The MONOPOLY Super Entry Drawing will feature a $1 million prize. A “super entry” consists of a non-winning ticket entry from each of the four new MONOPOLY games. Online entry forms and additional information can be found at www.lucke-zone.com.
Since the lottery began through June 30, 2012, Cumberland County education programs received more than $97.9 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 college scholarships and financial aid based on need.
To date, the N.C. Education Lottery has raised more than $2.8 billion for these initiatives statewide.