Greensboro man stops for barbecue sauce, wins $1 million

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RALEIGH, N.C. –A Greensboro man went to the store Thursday to pick up an ingredient for his family’s dinner but ended up bringing home a whole lot more.

Brian Miller added a $20 scratch-off ticket to his purchase and walked away with $1 million, according to the North Carolina Education Lottery.

“I went for barbecue sauce and came back with the million,” Miller said. “You can’t beat that.”

He won the prize playing the $200 Million Blowout game.

The prize claimed as an annuity of $50,000 a year for 20 years or as a lump sum of $600,000. Miller chose the cash option, worth $415,506 after required state and federal withholdings.

Miller, who repairs machines for a disaster recovery service, said the winnings would allow his family to pay off the mortgage on their house and save for their daughter’s college education.

He purchased the ticket at the Walmart on High Point Road in Greensboro.