CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. (News Release) — Christopher Martin of Newton tried his luck on a new 100X The Cash ticket and saw it reveal the first $2 million top prize.
Martin purchased his winning $20 ticket from Lake Norman Grocery on River Highway in Mooresville.
He claimed his prize Wednesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh.
Martin had the option to take the $2 million prize as an annuity of 20 payments of $100,000 a year or a lump sum of $1,200,000. He chose the lump sum and took home $849,006 after required state and federal tax withholdings.
The 100X The Cash game launched this month with five top prizes of $2 million and five $100,000 prizes. Four top prizes and five $100,000 prizes remain to be won.
Ticket sales from scratch-offs like 100X The Cash make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $725 million a year for education. For details on how lottery funds have helped all of North Carolina’s 100 counties, click on the “Impact” section of the lottery’s website.