DENVER, N.C. (WGHP) — Tyler Gragg, of Connelly Springs, bought a $30 scratch-off and won a $1 million prize.
He bought his winning Millionaire Maker ticket from Murphy Express on N.C. 73 in Denver.
When Gragg arrived at lottery headquarters Thursday, he had a decision to make.
He could choose to receive the prize as an annuity of $50,000 over 20 years or a lump sum of $600,000.
He chose the lump-sum amount of $600,000.
After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $427,509.
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