HIGH POINT, N.C. (WGHP) — A High Point man has won the lottery prize of a lifetime, literally.

Kyung Ko, of High Point, bought his winning ticket for $2 at Charlie’s Tobacco Outlet on Eastchester Drive in High Point. The odds of his ticket matching all five white balls were 1 in 1.8 million.


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Ko came to the lottery headquarters on Wednesday to collect his winning prize. He could either receive $25,000 a year for the rest of his life or receive a $390,000 lump sum.

Ko chose $25k/year and after taxes walked away with $17,813 as his first yearly payment.

This marks the second big North Carolina win in Friday’s Lucky For Life drawing as a Winston-Salem man also matched all five white balls. He claimed his prize on Monday.

Where can I get the latest lottery numbers?

Watch lottery drawings on FOX8! Mega Millions airs at 11 p.m. on Tuesday and Friday. Powerball airs at 10:59 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. The NC Lottery airs at 11:22 p.m. every night.

You can also find the lottery results online on the FOX8 website.