CLINTON, N.C. (WGHP) — Earl Smith, of Clinton, bought a $10 scratch-off ticket and won a $1 million prize, according to an NC Education Lottery news release.
Smith bought his Jumbo Bucks ticket from the Express Market #3 on Russell Street in Clinton.
He claimed his prize Wednesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh.
He had the option of taking the $1 million prize as an annuity of $50,000 a year over 20 years or a lump sum of $600,000.
He chose the lump sum of $600,000.
After required federal and state tax withholdings, he took home $424,503.