Scott Woolard Jr. of Jarvisburg took a chance on a $20 scratch-off ticket and won a $2 million prize.
Woolard bought his lucky 100X The Cash ticket from the North River Tobacco Barn on Caratoke Highway in Powells Point.
When Woolard arrived to claim his prize Wednesday, 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 and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $852,126.
Ticket sales from scratch-off games make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $900 million per year for education. For details on how money raised by the lottery made a difference in Currituck County in 2021, visit www.nclottery.com and click on the “Impact” section.