ROBESON COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — Lydell McRae, of Shannon, bought a Lucky for Life ticket and won a $ 25,000-a-year-for-life prize, according to an NC Education Lottery news release.
He bought his winning $2 ticket for the July 20 drawing from B&G Grocery on Rennert Road in Shannon.
The odds of matching all five white balls are 1 in 1.8 million.
McRae claimed his prize Monday and had the choice of receiving $25,000 a year for the rest of his life or a $390,000 lump sum.
He chose the $390,000 lump sum.
After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $277,875.
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