David Knight of Spring Lake took a chance on a $10 scratch-off ticket and won a $1 million prize.
Knight bought his lucky 50X The Cash ticket from the Circle K on Lillington Highway in Spring Lake.
When Knight arrived at lottery headquarters Monday, he had a decision to make. He could choose to receive his prize as an annuity of $50,000 over 20 years or a lump sum of $600,000. He chose the lump sum of $600,000 and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $427,503.
The 50X The Cash game debuted in February with six top prizes of $1 million. One $1 million prize remains to be claimed.
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