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Wendell man claims $100K lottery prize

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RALEIGH — Jamey Braswell of Wendell said he plans to use a $100,000 North Carolina Education Lottery prize to help his son get a jump start on his college fund.

“My wife’s a teacher, so education is important to us,” Braswell said. “My boy’s only 16 months, but we want to make sure he has the money to go to a good school when it’s time. It’s a relief not to have to worry about this.”

The roofer’s good luck happened Feb. 25 when he stopped by the Eagles Express on Knightdale Boulevard in Knightdale after work. While there, Braswell bought a $4,000,000 Diamond Dazzler scratch-off ticket.

“I was in shock,” Braswell said. “I had to look at the ticket three times.”

He claimed his prize Feb. 27 at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $70,756.

The $20 ticket launched in September 2017 with three top prizes of $4 million, six $1 million prizes, and six $100,000 prizes.