Currituck County man scores big on scratch-off ticket, wins $2 million prize

Published 2:38 pm Wednesday, February 23, 2022

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The North Carolina Education Lottery has reported that Scott Woolard Jr., of Jarvisburg, took a chance on a $20 scratch-off ticket and won a $2 million prize.

The Currituck County man purchased the winning 100X The Cash ticket from the North River Tobacco Barn on Caratoke Highway.

“When Woolard arrived to claim his prize Wednesday, he had a decision to make. He could choose to receive the prize as an annuity of $100,000 over 20 years or a lump sum of $1.2 million,” stated a press release from NCEL. “He chose the lump-sum amount of $1.2 million and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $852,126.”

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