Remona Brawley of Trinity is celebrating her good fortune after she won a $1 million lottery prize.
Her good luck happened Wednesday morning when she stopped at the Trindale Mini Mart on N.C. 62 in Trinity and bought a $1,000,000 Back Scratch scratch-off ticket.
She claimed her prize a few hours later 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 $424,503.
The $10 ticket launched in September with five top prizes of $1 million. Two top prizes remain.
Ticket sales from games like $1,000,000 Back Scratch help the lottery raise more than $650 million a year for education. For details on how $8.7 million in lottery funds made a difference in Randolph County last year, click on the “Impact” section of the lottery’s website, https://www.nclottery.com.