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Hoke County man bags $1 million lottery prize

July 29, 2021 Posted by NC Lottery at 9:45 AM

Lewis Pratt of Raeford finds himself with a lot to celebrate, first his wedding and now a $1 million win.

“I just got married,” said Pratt. “So, me and my wife are just going to relax a little bit, pay some bills, and get ahead.”

He purchased his winning Millionaire Maker ticket from the Speedway on N.C. 5 in Aberdeen.

Pratt claimed his prize Tuesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh.

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. Pratt 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. Pratt became the 17th person to win one of those $1 million prizes.


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8/02/2021 01:56 - MICHAEL B.

Congrats!!! Awesome!!! Blessings to you and your Family!!!!

7/31/2021 08:44 - VIVIAN L.

congrats! hope I'm next

7/30/2021 11:05 - Sonya C.

Congratulations! Enjoy!

7/30/2021 01:37 - Robbie H.


7/30/2021 10:43 - Sonya P.


7/30/2021 05:27 - Amy G.

Congratulations on your win!

7/29/2021 09:31 - Lanetta C.

Congratulations!!! Awesome!!!

7/29/2021 09:29 - Cassandra W.

Congratulations!!I hope you enjoy your winnings!!!

7/29/2021 08:48 - Javier M.

Good bless congratulations.

7/29/2021 08:35 - Berry B.

Congrats to you Mr Pratt!!

7/29/2021 08:07 - William D.

not a fan for the computer generator games. Just seems they are made to tight to let anyone play a little and win. Only way i won was playing 10 to 20 consecutive games, became too expensive for me.

7/29/2021 06:00 - vanessa b.


7/29/2021 04:44 - Melinda C.


7/29/2021 04:29 - Gloria C.

Congratulations to you and I wish you many more wonderful wins

7/29/2021 03:46 - Larry H.

Good luck with your winning

7/29/2021 03:20 - Wanda P.

Congrats to you both. Enjoy your blessings ????

7/29/2021 03:15 - Michael B.

Denver- thanks for your insight it’s always appreciated. Do you think Fast play will last as long as All or Nothing did ?

7/29/2021 02:46 - Denver G.

Hey Michael, I am not a fan of PB nor MM, so NO I will not be playing 3 times a week or even 1 or 2. unless I win some unexpected $$$. My go to games are C5 & LFL. I wish I could afford to play more of the Fast Play , I won a bunch buying five $10 tickets at a time when it 1st came out. But the winning stopped and I had to cut back, WAY BACK!!!! Still though Fast Play has very good odds of winning big money!!!

7/29/2021 02:34 - Douglas H.

Congratulations Mr and Mrs Lewis :-). Amazing win

7/29/2021 01:33 - Natalie R.

Congratulations! newlywed!????? ??

7/29/2021 12:22 - Michael B.

Hey Denver- Do you plan on playing powerball 3 days a week in Aug? It looks I’m going to be dishing out more money since LUcky for Life is already daily.

7/29/2021 12:21 - Michael B.

Nice win. Another nice story from the #910.

7/29/2021 10:53 - natasha a.

Congratulations. Is it 2 mil or 1 mil. Either way awesome. NC Lottery
Hi Natasha, the prize was for $1 million. The blog post has since been corrected to say the correct prize amount. Thanks for asking!

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