RALEIGH – Alexander Pickle of Fayetteville is the latest player to claim a $750,000 prize in the lottery’s Jumbo Bucks game.
After state and federal taxes were withheld, Pickle received $519,003. He purchased the lucky ticket at the Kangaroo Express on Ireland Drive in Fayetteville. One more $750,000 top prize remains to be claimed in the Jumbo Bucks game.
As of December 2013, the lottery has raised more than $3.19 billion to support education programs. Lottery dollars support teachers’ salaries in grades K-3, school construction and repair projects, prekindergarten programs for at-risk four-year-olds, need-based college scholarships and financial aid and digital learning initiatives.
To see how more than $115.8 million in lottery dollars have made a difference in Cumberland County, go to the Where the Money Goes webpage at http://www.nc-educationlottery.org/beneficiary.aspx.