Gaston County man feels ‘real good’ after winning $100,000 prize


GASTONIA, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – Sunilkumar Desai of Gastonia is the latest winner of a $100,000 prize in the Ultimate 7’s game, according to a release from NC Education Lottery.

“It felt real good to win,” Desai said.

He bought his Ultimate 7’s ticket from his store, Waco Stop & Shop, located on Cherryville Road in Waco.

Desai claimed his prize Friday. After required federal and state tax withholdings, he took home $70,756 and said he will use the money to go on vacation and pay off some bills.

The $20 game launched in May with four $2 million top prizes and eight $100,000 prizes. Two $2 million top prizes and three $100,000 prizes remain.

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