Cherie Kittrell of La Grange is celebrating after she won a $1 million lottery prize.
Her good fortune happened when she stopped by the Save Mart of Lenoir on South Wooten Street in La Grange
and bought a $10,000,000 Colossal Cash scratch-off ticket.
Kittrell claimed her prize Friday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. She had the choice of taking an annuity that has 20 payments of $50,000 a year or a lump sum of $600,000. She chose the lump sum. After required state and federal tax withholdings, she took home $424,509.
The $30 ticket launched in August with four top prizes of $10 million and 16 prizes of $1 million. Three top prizes and 12 $1 million prizes remain. Players can also enter their tickets into four second-chance drawings for a $1 million prize.
Ticket sales from games like $10,000,000 Colossal Cash help the lottery raise more than $650 million a year for education. For details on how lottery funds are making a difference in all of North Carolina’s 100 counties, click on the “Impact” section of the lottery’s website, https://www.nclottery.com.