Scotland County Man Multiplies His Luck To Win $2 Million Prize

SCOTLAND, N.C. (News Release) — Albert Smith of Laurinburg took a chance on a 100X the Cash ticket and watched his luck multiply into a $2 million win.

Smith purchased his winning $20 ticket from the Community Mart on Andrew Jackson Highway in Laurinburg.

He claimed his prize Wednesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh.

Smith had the choice of taking an annuity of $100,000 a year for 20 years or a lump sum of $1.2 million. He chose the $1.2 million lump sum and, after required federal and state tax withholdings, took home $849,006.

Ticket sales from scratch-offs like 100X the Cash make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $725 million per year for education. For details on how $2.7 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Scotland County in 2020, visit and click on the “Impact” section.