Duck man wins $100,000 in lottery

By on September 19, 2022

The NC Education Lottery announced today that a Duck resident hit a six-figure lottery jackpot last week.

Here is the information.

Luke Ash of Duck tried his luck on a $25 scratch-off ticket and won a $100,000 prize. Ash bought his Extreme Cash ticket from My Stop on Hooker Road in Greenville. He collected his prize Friday at lottery headquarters and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $71,017.

Ticket sales from scratch-off games make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $2.5 million a day on average for education. For details on how $2.2 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Dare County in 2021, visit www.nclottery.com and click on the “Impact” section.

 

 

 

 

 




Comments

  • Travis

    When the state sold the public on the lottery in 2005, it was sold as an education lottery and 40 percent of the proceeds were supposed to go to schools to help fund construction and pay for teachers. Right now, it’s not 40 percent of the proceeds but around 17 percent of the proceeds. Maybe less.

    Every year legislator budget less for education from the general fund and rely on lottery funds to make up the difference. Before the lottery was created, counties received state funding for capital projects through the ADM (Average Daily Membership) allotment, but that money disappeared back long before covid and covid has, of course, done a job on attendance and other factors that were once commonly used.

    The lottery was promised as a supplement to ADM and instead it is used to lower the tax dollars that would normally be spent on education. It is a shell game at its worst. The state spends less on education than it did before the lottery came to North Carolina.

    I’m happy for Mr. Ash and hope his windfall came at a good time for him. But the “Education Lottery” is a crock and their sham self-promotion efforts should be countered with the truth. And to be fair, it is not the Lottery’s fault: it’s the lawmakers who let this farce go on year in and year out.

    Disclaimer: Some portions in my post were taken from various articles about the Lottery. But this isn’t a thesis so I don’t feel the need to source/footnote everything. They just said it concisely and plainly so why fix what isn’t broken.

    Monday, Sep 19 @ 8:04 pm
  • Keith

    I always wondered what the split was and how much of the revenue was supposed to go towards education and how much was actually making it there. It seems like they’re throwing out some big numbers but it doesn’t seem like the education system is really reaping the benefit and the money is mostly likely being squandered or misused knowing the government and powers that be.

    Wednesday, Sep 21 @ 2:57 pm
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