NC Lottery: Gerald Hunter Finds $200,000 Gem on Scratch-off

Raleigh, NC (STL.News) Gerald Hunter Jr. of Concord tried his luck on a new Diamond Mine 9X ticket and became the first winner of the game’s $200,000 top prize.

Hunter purchased his $5 ticket from the Church Street BP on Church Street North in Concord.

He claimed his prize Friday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh and, after federal and state tax withholdings, took home $141,501.