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First 100X The Cash prize brings $2 million win to Catawba County man

January 14, 2021 Posted by NC Lottery at 10:57 AM

Christopher Martin of Newton tried his luck on a new 100X The Cash ticket and saw it reveal the first $2 million top prize.

Martin purchased his winning $20 ticket from Lake Norman Grocery on River Highway in Mooresville.

He claimed his prize Wednesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh.

Martin had the option to take the $2 million prize as an annuity of 20 payments of $100,000 a year or a lump sum of $1,200,000. He chose the lump sum and took home $849,006 after required state and federal tax withholdings.

The 100X The Cash game launched this month with five top prizes of $2 million and five $100,000 prizes. Four top prizes and five $100,000 prizes remain to be won.


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1/15/2021 10:40 - Dwight T.

congratulations congratulations

1/15/2021 10:33 - Casselle W.


1/15/2021 10:13 - Vanetta H.

Congratulations on your win.Nobody in Butner NC has ever won the lottery I don’t think at all. Hopefully I can or will be the first one in such a small town of south granville.

1/14/2021 09:46 - Anita A.

Congrats on your winnings! You should have taken home at least one million after taxes. They really taxed two million hard.

1/14/2021 09:37 - harold l.

congrats on your win!!!!!

1/14/2021 08:51 - Loretta M.


1/14/2021 08:46 - Yalieki P.

Happy for you Why dont people in greenville nc Win bigNC Lottery
Hi Yalieki, we don't know where the winning tickets will be sent ahead of time, it is just a matter of luck and the odds are the same no matter where you purchase your tickets. Here is one story about a recent winner from Greenville:

1/14/2021 06:57 - Louis A.

Awesome win congratulations!

1/14/2021 05:39 - Dennis C.

Congrats sir and kudos to the NCEL for introducing this fine card. Well done.

1/14/2021 05:23 - MICHAEL N.

Hello NC Lottery I would like to see a $50 scratch-off game with an amazing loaded $50,000 top price. Thanks.

1/14/2021 03:48 - Mark Z.

Congrats brother.

1/14/2021 01:07 - Minnie S.

How to enter 2 nd chanceNC Lottery
Hi Minnie, when you scan or manually enter a Second Chance eligible ticket into your online account, it is automatically entered into the Second Chance drawing.

1/14/2021 12:01 - William A.

I would like to know why the $20 dollar tickets are not 4 million dollar prizes.Seems like with Record Lottery SALES the players should get bigger and more prizes not smaller and fewer prizes.NC Lottery
Hi William, some of the $20 tickets do offer a $4 million top prize while others offer more players a chance to win smaller prizes. We try to have a variety of games in circulation to give players a choice. That said, we appreciate receiving feedback from our players and will be sure to take yours into consideration as we release new games in the future.

1/14/2021 11:12 - Angelique W.

Congratulations Christopher! Enjoy your winnings!

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