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Greensboro man wins $1 million, third Triad win this week

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — When it comes to the lottery, the Triad is on a lucky streak.

On Wednesday, Leroy Woods of Greensboro became the third area resident this week to claim a $1 million prize.

He won playing the Maximum Green instant game, which offers $1 million winners the option of claiming the prize as a 20-year annuity or a lump sum of $600,000. Woods opted for the one-time payment, worth $408,003 after taxes.

He purchased his winning ticket at the Food Rite Curb Market on East Market Street in Greensboro.

It was announced Tuesday that Powerball winners from Asheboro and Winston-Salem won $1 million each. Mike Conrad, a security guard from Winston-Salem, won in the Jan. 23 drawing.

Terry Gray, a factory worker from Asheboro, won in the Jan. 26 drawing.