Tyrrell man nets $424,503 from lottery

Published 10:37 am Friday, June 5, 2020

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Gary Harris of Columbia tried his luck with the $1,000,000 Win It All scratch-off and scored a $1 million top prize, the NC Education Lottery reports.

Harris bought his lucky $10 ticket at the Food Lion on U.S. 64 East in Columbia.

He claimed his prize May 12 at lottery headquarters in Raleigh.

He had a choice of taking the $1 million as an annuity of $50,000 a year over 20 years or a lump sum of $600,000. He chose the lump sum, and after federal and state tax withholdings, he took home $424,503.

Harris won the last of four top prizes in the $1,000,000 Win It All game. Since all top prizes have been claimed, the lottery will begin steps to end the game.

A comment on the lottery website the following day stated, “Wow, not the Raleigh area or Charlotte, a million-dollar winner in the smallest county in NC, anything‚Äôs possible!”