GASTONIA, N.C. (WGHP) — Joice Hardin Jr. of Gastonia bought a $20 scratch-off and won a $2 million prize, according to an NC Education Lottery news release.
Hardin bought his winning Grand Money ticket from Times Turnaround on South New Hope Road in Gastonia.
When Hardin arrived at lottery headquarters to collect his prize, he had a decision to make. He could choose to receive the prize as an annuity of $100,000 over 20 years or a lump sum of $1.2 million.
He chose the lump-sum amount of $1.2 million. After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $852,126.
Where can I get the latest lottery numbers?
Watch lottery drawings on FOX8! Mega Millions airs at 11 p.m. on Tuesday and Friday. Powerball airs at 10:59 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. The NC Lottery airs at 11:22 p.m. every night.
You can also find the lottery results online on the FOX8 website.
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