Deal and Khadka are splitting the $200,000 prize between them. They bought the lucky Gold Standard ticket from GK Food Mart on East Main Avenue in Taylorsville.
They claimed their prize Monday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh and, after required federal and state withholdings, each took home $71,011.
The Gold Standard game launched in March with six top prizes of $200,000. Three $200,000 prizes remain to be claimed.
Ticket sales from scratch-off games make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $900 million per year for education. For details on how $1.9 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Alexander County and $4.1 million made a difference in Wilkes County in 2021, visit www.nclottery.com and click on the “Impact” section.