Jackson Springs man says $100,000 lottery win “had to be fate”

Steven Richter, of Jackson Springs, saw something on his scratch-off ticket that convinced him why a $100,000 lottery prize came his way.

“The winning number that I had was ‘six’ and that’s my mother’s maiden name,” Richter said. “It had to be fate.”

Richter, 53, stopped by the Speedway on N.C. 5 in Aberdeen to purchase his $30 200X The Cash scratch-off. He won the first $100,000 prize in the new game.

“I thought it was just a $100 winner at first,” Richter said. “I guess it just happened to be my time.”

Richter said he called his wife right away to tell her the good news.

“I told her to guess how much I won,” Richter said. “She still can’t believe it.”

Richter arrived at lottery headquarters Wednesday to collect his prize and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $71,019. He said he plans to pay some bills and put some money away for his daughter’s college.

The 200X The Cash game launched this month with six top prizes of $5 million and 18 $100,000 prizes. Six $5 million prizes and 17 $100,000 prizes remain to be claimed.


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