HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — William Byrnside, of Mills River, bought a $20 scratch-off ticket and won the first $2 million prize in a new game.
Byrnside bought his winning ticket from Molly’s Market on Mills Gap Road in Fletcher.
When Byrnside arrived at lottery headquarters Monday to collect his prize, he had a decision to make.
He could choose to receive the prize as an annuity of $100,000 over 20 years or a lump sum of $1.2 million.
He chose the lump-sum amount of $1.2 million.
After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $855,006.
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