After buying four $25 tickets at the Circle K on N.C. 49 North in Mount Pleasant, Allman returned home and gave his fiancé the ticket to scratch.
“She handed it to me and said, ‘Does this mean anything?’ And I said, ‘Sure, it means we won $100,000!’” recalled Allman. “We were a little excited.”
Allman claimed his prize Friday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After federal and state tax withholdings, he took home $70,757.
“I’ve been retired for 14 years so I’m just gonna take the day as it comes,” said Allman, a former water meter supervisor for the City of Concord. “If I see something I want, I’ll buy it.”
Extreme Cash launched in March with three top prizes of $1 million and 10 prizes of $100,000. One $1 million prize and four $100,000 prizes remain.