North Carolina man wins big the second time around, scores million-dollar prize

Published 10:11 am Saturday, July 29, 2023

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The North Carolina Education Lottery has reported on a big win by a Nash County man.

According to the N.C. Education Lottery, Michael McGee, of Rocky Mount, tried his luck on a second-chance drawing on July 5 and won a $1 million prize.

McGee won the $1 million grand prize in the third 200X The Cash second-chance drawing, which received more than 1.3 million entries.

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When McGee arrived at lottery headquarters July 10 to collect his prize, he had a decision to make. He could receive the prize as an annuity of $50,000 over 20 years or a lump sum of $600,000. He chose the lump sum of $600,000 and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $427,500.

Players get a second chance with their 200X The Cash tickets by scanning the tickets into their lottery accounts. Winners of second-chance drawings get notified of their wins by email or phone call from the lottery.

The 200X The Cash game features four second-chance drawings. Each drawing offers one $1 million prize, one $200,000 prize and 25 $500 prizes. New entries go into the fourth second-chance drawing. No date for the final drawing has been scheduled.

For details on impacts from lottery funds across the state, visit and click on the “Impact” section.