Virginia woman buys $10 scratch-off in Mount Airy, wins $1 million prize

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MOUNT AIRY, N.C. (WGHP) — Julia Dowell, of Cana, Virginia, bought a $10 ticket in Mount Airy and won a $1 million top prize, according to an NC Education Lottery news release.

Dowell bought her $1,000,000 Bankroll ticket at the Speedway on Rockford Street in Mount Airy.

She had the choice of taking the $1 million prize as an annuity of $50,000 a year for 20 years or a lump sum of $600,000.

Dowell chose the lump sum of $600,000 and took home $424,503 after required federal and state tax withholdings.

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