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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — For a Granville County man, an itchy hand was the sign he needed to try his luck on Monday.

“My left hand started itching so bad the closer I got to that store so I just said, ‘Let me try something here,'” said Brian Hicks of Stovall. “It was like telling me to stop.”

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Hicks went to the Rose Mart on North Garnett Street in Henderson, where he bought a $20 Big Cash Payout ticket. He scratched it off in his truck and couldn’t believe it — his lucky ticket won a $100,000 prize.

“I went into a trance or something,” Hicks said.

He immediately called his dad to tell him the good news.

“I told him, ‘Hold on to your hat, I just won $100,000,'” Hicks said.

The Stovall man collected his prize at lottery headquarters on Thursday. After the required state and federal tax withholdings, Hicks took home $71,256.

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Hicks said the winnings will allow him to start looking for a house.

The Big Cash Payout game first came out in July with four $2 million top prizes and eight $100,000 prizes available. Three $2 million prizes and five $100,000 prizes have yet to be claimed.