Alfred Anthony of Durham took a chance on a $10 ticket and won a $1 million prize in the Hamilton scratch-off game.
Anthony bought his lucky ticket from Foust Corner Market on East Center Street in Mebane.
When Anthony arrived at lottery headquarters Friday to collect his prize, he had a decision to make. He could choose to receive the prize as an annuity of $50,000 over 20 years or a lump sum of $600,000. He chose the lump-sum amount of $600,000 and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $427,503.
The Hamilton game debuted in September 2022 with four $1 million top prizes. One $1 million prize remains to be claimed.
Ticket sales from scratch-off games make it possible for the lottery to raise $2.5 million a day on average for education. See how $13.8 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Durham County last year here.
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