MEBANE, N.C. (WGHP) — Angela and Steven Hillis, of Mebane, bought a $30 scratch-off ticket and won a $5 million prize.
They bought their winning ticket from the BP on N.C. 119 South in Mebane.
When they arrived at lottery headquarters Friday to collect their prize, they had a decision to make.
They could choose to receive the prize as an annuity of $250,000 over 20 years or a lump sum of $3 million.
They chose to split the lump-sum amount of $3 million to $1.5 million each.
After required state and federal tax withholdings, they each took home $1,068,754.
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