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North Carolina man wins $1 million after buying scratch-off at grocery store

ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — Jonathan Ramsey, of Cleveland, bought a $10 scratch-off and won the first $1 million top prize in a new scratch-off game, according to an NC Education Lottery news release.

Ramsey bought his winning $1,000,000 Loteria ticket from Community Grocery on Statesville Boulevard in Cleveland.

When Ramsey arrived at lottery headquarters Wednesday to collect his winnings, he had a decision to make.

He could choose to receive his 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.

After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $429,003.

Where can I get the latest lottery numbers?

Watch lottery drawings on FOX8! Mega Millions airs at 11 p.m. on Tuesday and Friday. Powerball airs at 10:59 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. The NC Lottery airs at 11:22 p.m. every night.

You can also find the lottery results online on the FOX8 website


Source: Fox 8 News Channel

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