RALEIGH – Ruth Alvarado, a home cleaner from Raleigh, plans to use the $150,000 prize she won playing Bonus Jackpot to purchase a home.
Alvarado scratched off the lucky $5 ticket on Thursday morning 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 said. “I’m so happy and excited.”
After state and federal taxes were withheld, Alvarado received $103,801. After Alvarado’s win, one $150,000 prize remains to be claimed in the game.
As of September 2013, the lottery has raised more than $3 billion to support education programs. Lottery dollars support teachers’ salaries in grades K-3, school construction and repair projects, prekindergarten programs for at-risk four-year-olds, need-based college scholarships and financial aid and digital learning initiatives.
To see how more than $233.6 million in lottery dollars have made a difference in Wake County, go to the Where the Money Goes webpage at http://www.nc-educationlottery.org/beneficiary.aspx.