Lexington man wins $1 million on scratch-off

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LEXINGTON, N.C. — A Lexington man became the fourth person to win $1 million or more playing the new Ultimate Millions game.

Robert Loflin, a retiree, bought his lucky $30 ticket at 2 Exprezit on U.S. 64 east in Lexington and claimed his win on Monday.

The $1 million prize can be claimed as an annuity of $50,000 a year for 20 years or as a lump sum of $600,000.

Loflin chose the lump sum option and received $415,509 after the required federal and state taxes were withheld.

When the game began in September, it featured four top prizes of $10 million – the largest prize in an instant game in North Carolina history – and 18 $1 million prizes. It will also have three second-chance drawings for a $1 million prize.

So far, one person has won $10 million in the game and two others have won $1 million.

Ticket sales made it possible for the lottery to raise more than half a billion dollars for the state last year.