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Halifax County man collects $1 million scratch-off prize

September 15, 2023 Posted by NC Lottery at 2:47 PM

James Turner of Roanoke Rapids took a chance on a $30 scratch-off ticket and won a $1 million prize.

Turner bought his lucky Millionaire Maker ticket from Bobby’s Grocery on Bolling Road in Roanoke Rapids.

When Turner arrived at lottery headquarters Friday, 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 $427,509.

Ticket sales from scratch-off games make it possible for the lottery to raise $2.5 million a day on average for education. The state provided $89 million in grants, using money raised by the lottery, to help Halifax County build new schools. For details on other ways Halifax County benefits from lottery funds, visit and click on the “Impact” section.


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9/17/2023 10:22 - joanie m.


9/17/2023 10:22 - joanie m.


9/17/2023 06:46 - ella r.

Congratulations on your win!!!!

9/17/2023 04:16 - joe a.

I enjoy playing looking forward to wining a million like you congratulations!!

9/17/2023 03:06 - Sherry L.

Congratulations!! You are blessed!

9/17/2023 04:41 - Emma T.

Congratulations! So happy for you; it’s especially good news when someone from or near my hometown wins!

9/16/2023 11:52 - Rosemary W.

Yippee for you James!! Congratulations!

9/16/2023 10:42 - Douglas H.

Congratulations James!! That’s a true blessing. Enjoy it all

9/16/2023 10:38 - Vivian p.

Congratulations James. Have fun

9/16/2023 09:27 - Anna B.


9/16/2023 11:38 - Deborah D.

Congratulations!!! Enjoy!!!

9/16/2023 07:41 - Glenn G.

Congrats ??

9/15/2023 06:32 - Joe S.

Congratulations for Charlotte!

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