NC Lottery – Elijah Farley wins $200,000 lottery prize

RaleighNC (STL.News) Elijah Farley of Hickory tried his luck on a luck on a $5 scratch-off and won $200,000.

Farley purchased the lucky Gold Standard ticket at Mountain View Market on N.C. 127 in Hickory and became the first person to win the game’s top prize.

He collected his prize Friday at  NC Lottery headquarters in Raleigh.  After required federal and state withholdings, he took home $142,021.

The Gold Standard game launched this month with six $200,000 top prizes.  Five $200,000 top prizes remain to be won.