RALEIGH, N.C. (WECT) – A Bladen County woman became the first winner of the $2 million top prize in the Grand Money scratch-off game.
Vertis McKoy, of Clarkton, purchased her $20 ticket from Smoker Friendly store on South Poplar Street in Elizabethtown. She claimed her prize at the lottery headquarters in Raleigh on Monday.
“She had the option of taking the $2 million as an annuity of $100,000 a year over 20 years, or a lump sum of $1.2 million,” lottery officials said in a news release. “She chose the lump sum of $1.2 million and, after required federal and state tax withholdings, took home $849,006.”
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