• Tue. May 11th, 2021

NC Education Lottery: Johnnie Jones bags $1 million prize

NC Education Lottery: Johnnie Jones bags $1 million prize

Raleigh, NC (STL News) Johnnie Jones of Maysville tried his luck on an Extreme Cash scratch-off ticket and won the $1 million top prize.

He bought his lucky $25 ticket at Stella Grill & Variety located off N.C. 58 in Stella.

Jones claimed his prize Tuesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh.  He had a choice of taking the $1 million as an annuity of $50,000 a year over 20 years, or a lump sum of $600,000.  He chose the annuity and after federal and state tax withholdings, took home his first payment of $35,382.

Extreme Cash launched in March with three top prizes of $1 million and 10 prizes of $100,000. One $1 million prize and five $100,000 prizes remain.

Ticket sales from scratch-off games make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $700 million a year for education.

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