Ritz Raffle winner collects his check

Katelin Gandee | Laurinburg Exchange

Ritz Raffle winner Tyler Gardner chose the $10,000 cash prize Thursday afternoon. Gardner says he’s going to use it to buy Christmas presents and put the rest in savings. The winning ticket was purchased at Southeast Farm Equipment. From left to right: Southeast Farm Equipment John McLaurin, Scotland Motors Lee Howell, winner Tyler Gardner, Scotland Memorial Foundation Executive Director Kirsten Dean, winner’s mother Lenora Gardner, winner’s father Tommy Gardner and Dean Nichols.