Pender County man turns $5 into $106,000 with lottery win

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NC Education Lottery

PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Pender County man turned $5 into $106,000 with a lottery ticket.

The NC Education Lottery says Sergio Lopez Perez of Ivanhoe won $150,000 playing Bonus Crossword Cash. Lopez Perez bought the $5 ticket at the Scotchman on Burgaw Highway in Jacksonville.

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He claimed his prize Tuesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $106,126.

The Bonus Crossword Cash scratch-off launched in April with three top prizes of $150,000. One top prize remains to be claimed.