North Carolina man wins $2 million with scratch-off ticket: ‘It’s overwhelming’
Published 9:08 am Sunday, May 22, 2022
An Onslow County man took a chance on a $20 scratch-off ticket and won the first $2 million prize on the new scratch-off game, according to the North Carolina Education Lottery.
“I’m shaking,” said Ricky Futrell, of Richlands. “It’s overwhelming.”
Futrell bought the lucky $100 Million Mega Cash ticket from the Speedway on Richlands Highway in Richlands.
“In collecting the prize, Futrell could choose an annuity of $100,000 a year for 20 years or a lump sum of $1.2 million,” according to a press release from NC Education Lottery. “He chose the $1.2 million cash prize and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $852,126.”
The $100 Million Mega Cash game launched this month with four $2 million top prizes and eight $100,000 prizes. Three $2 million prizes and all eight $100,000 prizes remain to be won.
For details on how money raised by the lottery made an impact in 2021, visit www.nclottery.com and click on the “Impact” section.