Travis Davis of Raleigh took a chance on a $10 scratch-off ticket and won a $1 million prize.
Davis bought his lucky 50X The Cash ticket from Five Points Family Fare on Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh.
When he arrived at lottery headquarters Thursday, he had a decision to make. He could choose to receive his prize as an annuity of $50,000 over 20 years or a lump sum of $600,000. He chose the lump-sum amount of $600,000 and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $427,503.
The 50X The Cash game debuted in February of 2022 with eight top prizes of $1 million. One $1 million prize remains to be claimed.
Ticket sales from scratch-off games make it possible for the lottery to raise $2.5 million a day on average for education. For details on how $64.1 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Wake County last year, visit www.nclottery.com and click on the “Impact” section.