RALEIGH, N.C. -- One thing in life that's inevitable - taxes.
But not when it comes to Richard Hayes' winning lottery ticket!
The Elkin man is the first person to win a top prize of $200,000 by playing the new Taxes Paid scratch-off game.
Hayes bought the $5 ticket at Ashley Farms on Austin-Traphill Road in Elkin.
A player who wins a top prize in this game gets a check for the top prize amount with the taxes already paid by the lottery.
The actual top prize Hayes claimed was $287,766. He took home $200,001.
Four top prizes are still out there!