William Wood of Charleston, S.C. tried his luck in a second-chance drawing and won a $500,000 prize.

Wood found out he won the prize in Wednesday’s $10 Million Spectacular Second Chance drawing when he got an email from the lottery. There were more than 1.9 million entries in the drawing.

He claimed his winnings Monday at lottery headquarters and, after required federal and state tax withholdings, took home $357,500.

Players get a second chance with their $10 Million Spectacular tickets by scanning the tickets into their lottery accounts where they are automatically entered into the drawing. Wood won the prize in the second of four $10 Million Spectacular Second Chance drawings. The date for the next drawing is March 5.

For details on how money raised by the lottery made a difference for education programs in North Carolina last year, visit www.nclottery.com and click on the “Impact” section.