news blog > article

Harnett County man scores $1 million prize

April 29, 2021 Posted by NC Lottery at 9:02 AM

Samuel James Jr. thought he would try his luck on a Millionaire Maker ticket and found himself a $1 million top prize winner.

James, of Lillington, purchased his winning $30 ticket from the Community Mart 2 on South Main Street in Lillington.

He had the option of taking the $1 million as an annuity of $50,000 a year over 20 years, or a lump sum of $600,000. James chose the lump sum of $600,000 and took home $424,509 after required federal and state tax withholdings.

Millionaire Maker is the first scratch-off to offer 30 $1 million prizes. James became the ninth person to win one of those $1 million prizes.


Login to leave a comment.

4/30/2021 01:11 - Zelda L.

Congratulations on your win

4/30/2021 12:20 - Donna C.


4/29/2021 11:35 - shirley b.

NCEL on the pick three drawing it was 103, but the next ball had 2 on it. Explain please.NC Lottery
Hi Shirley, thanks for the question. Sometimes after the ball is drawn, some of the remaining balls will bounce up into the tube behind it. However, it is only the first ball into position that counts.

4/29/2021 06:42 - Patricia B.


4/29/2021 10:27 - John M.


Buy & Scan with the NC Lottery Official Mobile App – Now with Ticket Checker!

Available on the
App Store
  Available for