A Raleigh “home cleaner” says she’s going to buy a new home with the $5 scratch-off ticket that won her $150,000 in Sanford Thursday.
Ruth Alvarado bought the ticket at the La Jalisco store on Lee Avenue in Sanford. “I saw that I had won and I just started screaming and jumping up and down,” Alvarado told the N.C. Education Lottery. “I’m so happy and excited.”
After state and federal taxes were taken out, Alvarado received $103,801. According to the Lottery, one $150,000 prize remains to be claimed somewhere in the Tar Heel state.