Edgecombe County woman wins $200,000 on scratch-off

[NC Education Lottery]

Patricia Weathersbe of Tarboro took a chance on a $5 scratch-off ticket and won a $200,000 prize.

Weathersbe bought her lucky Ruby Red 7’s ticket from the Speedway on North Main Street in Tarboro. She arrived at lottery headquarters Wednesday to collect her prize and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $142,501.

Ruby Red 7’s debuted in December with six $200,000 prizes. Four $200,000 prizes remain to be claimed

Ticket sales from scratch-off games make it possible for the lottery to raise $2.5 million a day on average for education. For details on how $3.1 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Edgecombe County last year, visit www.nclottery.com and click on the “Impact” section.