Vicky Gause

Vicky Gause of Waxhaw won $100,000 off a $20 N.C. Education Lottery scratch-off ticket. After state and federal tax withholdings, she took home $70,756.

RALEIGH — Vicky Gause of Waxhaw turned a $20 scratch-off ticket into a $100,000 prize.

Gause bought her lucky Ultimate 7’s ticket from the Circle K on East South Main Street in Waxhaw. She claimed her prize Tuesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $70,756.

The Ultimate 7’s game launched in May with four top prizes of $2 million and eight $100,000 prizes. One $2 million prize and one $100,000 prize have yet to be claimed.

Ticket sales from scratch-off games make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $900 million per year for education. For details on how $15.8 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Union County in 2020, go to and click on the “Impact” section.

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