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Laura Bolch
courtesy of Jonathan LaRowe, N.C.E.L. Public Relations Specialist

Maiden Woman Wins $100K Prize in N.C.E.L.

Laura Bolch of Maiden won a $100,000 lottery prize in the North Carolina Education Lottery Saturday (April 6). Bolch, a restaurant manager, bought her Black Titanium $30 scratch-off ticket from the Hop-In store on Island Ford Road in Maiden.

Ms. Bolch arrived at lottery headquarters on April 11 to claim her prize. After required federal and state tax withholdings, she home $71,509. Ms. Bolch said she plans to use her winnings to pay off her car loan.

The Black Titanium game debuted in June. Three $4 million prizes and six $100,000 prizes remain to be claimed. For details on the ways Catawba County benefits from lottery funds, visit and click on the “Impact” section.