Rodney Emory of Hillsborough won the top prize of $4 million playing $150 Million Cash Explosion.
Emory bought the lucky $20 ticket at the Quality Mart on U.S. 70 in Hillsborough.
Emory claimed his prize Monday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. He had a choice of taking the $4 million as an annuity of $200,000 over 20 years or a lump sum of $2.4 million. He chose the lump sum and after tax withholdings took home $1,698,006.
The $150 Million Cash Explosion ticket launched in October with four top prizes of $4 million and six $1 million prizes. Two $4 million prizes and four $1 million prizes remain to be claimed.
Ticket sales from instant games like $150 Million Cash Explosion make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $650 million a year for the state. For details on how $7.9 million in lottery funds have made a difference in Orange County, visit the “Impact” section of the lottery’s website.
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Congratulations! That’s a big win. If I won I would also take the lump sum. It just make sense to me. Pay whatever taxes need to be paid and move on. Enjoy your winnings. I know i have been buying those $20 and $30 tickets spending $300 to $400 at one time. The most I have won is $500. My time is coming. Congratulations again.
Why do they tax the 4 mill then tax the 2.4 mill. Taking taxes out twice. Just wondering
What a life changing event. Congratulations to you! You deserved that win. Enjoy your new beginning??