Apr. 12—A McLeansville man struck it rich when he won a $4 million top prize on a lottery ticket, the NC Education Lottery said in a news release.
Willie Crosby purchased a $4,000,000 Gold Rush ticket from Quick One Stop on N.C. 66 South in Kernersville, according to the release. The ticket cost $20 and it was the last top prize available for the scratch-off game
Crosby claimed his prize Friday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. Crosby had the option of taking the $4 million as an annuity of $200,000 a year for 20 years or a lump sum of $2.4 million.
He chose the lump sum and, after federal and state tax withholdings, took home $1,698,006, lottery officials said.
The $4,000,000 Gold Rush game launched in August with three top prizes of $4 million and six prizes of $100,000. Crosby won the last top prize so the lottery will begin steps to end the game, according to the release.
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