SOUTHPORT, N.C. (WGHP) — Wendy Diaz, of Southport, bought a $10 scratch-off ticket and won a $1 million prize, according to an NC Education Lottery news release.
Diaz bought her Carolina Black ticket from the Kopp’s Kwik Stop 2 on George II Highway in Southport.
When Diaz arrived at lottery headquarters on Friday to collect her prize.
She was able to choose between receiving the prize as an annuity of $50,000 over 20 years or a lump sum of $600,000.
She chose the lump-sum amount of $600,000.
After required state and federal tax withholdings, Diaz took home $426,063.
Since Diaz won the last top prize, the lottery will begin steps to end the game.