North Carolina man scores $1 million win from $30 scratch-off lottery ticket
Published 1:53 pm Wednesday, September 20, 2023
The North Carolina Education Lottery has reported that a Millionaire Maker scratch-off ticket has done just that for a Halifax County man.
James Turner, of Roanoke Rapids, took a chance on a $30 scratch-off ticket and won a $1 million prize.
Turner bought his lucky Millionaire Maker ticket from Bobby’s Grocery on Bolling Road in Roanoke Rapids.
When Turner arrived at lottery headquarters Friday, he had a decision to make: He could choose to receive the prize as an annuity of $50,000 over 20 years or a lump sum of $600,000. He chose the lump-sum amount of $600,000 and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $427,509.
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