NC Lottery: Donald Bauer Reveals $150,000 Prize Over Dinner

Raleigh, NC (STL.News) Donald Bauer of Rocky Mount played his crossword-themed lottery ticket over dinner and found 10 words that spelled out a $150,000 prize.

“I was at McDonalds, eating a burger before I went to work,” he said.  “I almost choked on it. I couldn’t believe it.  It was cool.”

Bauer purchased his winning $5 Extreme Cashword ticket from Jeffries Road Food Mart on Jeffries Road in Rocky Mount.

“I love the crosswords,” he said.  “I’ve been playing them for a long time.”

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

“I was thinking about getting a new truck — a Chevrolet,” said Bauer.  “And I’m going to try to invest.”

Bauer won the last $150,000 top prize so the lottery will begin steps to end the game.

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