JACKPOT: Man turns $30 scratch-off ticket into $5 million prize
GREENSBORO, N.C. (Gray News) - A North Carolina man recently became a millionaire thanks to a lucky scratch-off ticket.
Lottery officials with the North Carolina Education Lottery said Torrance Person took a chance on a $30 scratch-off ticket and won a $5 million prize.
Officials said Person won the price while playing the 200X The Cash scratch-off game. He purchased the ticket from a 7-Eleven store on Greensboro Road in High Point.
The Greensboro resident chose the lump sum option of $3 million. Officials said after taxes, he took home $2,130,309.
According to the North Carolina lottery, the 200X The Cash game debuted in March, offering six top prizes of $5 million and 18 $100,000 prizes.
Lottery officials said ticket sales from scratch-off games raise more than $900 million yearly for education.
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