Wilmington woman wins $1 million scratch-off prize

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A Wilmington woman has claimed her $1 million prize from a scratch-off ticket purchased at a local grocery store.

Cheryl Lee is the latest player to win the $1 million prize playing “50X The Cash,” according to a news release from the N.C. Education Lottery.

Lee claimed her prize Thursday at the lottery’s headquarters in Raleigh. She bought the winning $10 ticket at the Harris Teeter on South College Road.

She had the choice of taking a $1 million annuity that has 20 payments of $50,000 a year or a lump sum of $600,000. Lee chose the lump sum and after federal and state tax withholdings received $415,503.

50X The Cash launched in February with six top prizes of $1 million. Two top prizes remain.

Ticket sales from games like 50X The Cash made it possible for the lottery to raise more than half a billion dollars for the state last year. For details on how almost $69.7 million in lottery funds has made a difference in New Hanover County, visit the lottery’s website.