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Raleigh man instantly turns a small win into a $1 million prize

March 12, 2019 Posted by NC Lottery at 10:49 AM

After claiming a $60 prize Monday morning, Richard Maynard of Raleigh decided to try his luck again. That decision turned into a $1 million prize.

Maynard’s good fortune happened when he stopped at the Quality Mart on Langston Pond Drive in Cary to claim his $60 in winnings. On his way out, he picked up two $10,000,000 Colossal Cash tickets.

When Maynard saw the $1 million prize, he said the turn of events wasn’t a big surprise. “I’ve always imagined winning,” he said.

A building materials salesperson for over four decades, Maynard said the prize will help make some dreams come true. “I never get a new truck,” Maynard said. “I always bought a used one. This might be the time I get a new one though.”

Maynard said the prize will also help with his retirement plans. “I’ve always wanted to move to the beach when I retire, now maybe a nice boat will be in order.”

Maynard claimed the prize Monday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. He had the choice of taking an annuity that has 20 payments of $50,000 a year or a lump sum of $600,000. He chose the lump sum. After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $424,509.

The $30 ticket launched in August 2018 with 4 top prizes of $10 million and 16 $1 million prizes. Three $10 million prizes and 10 $1 million prizes remain.

Ticket sales from games like $10,000,000 Colossal Cash make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $650 million a year for education. For details on how $65 million in lottery funds made a difference in Wake County last year, click on the “Impact” section of the lottery’s website.


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3/13/2019 12:01 - Brenda S.

Hi Brenda, Each lottery ticket you buy can be redeemed for Lucke-Rewards points. Those points can be used to enter our weekly and monthly drawings. Here's a link to more info on the Lucke-Rewards program:

3/13/2019 09:55 - George H.

Every Player,Go For It, Save Points And Buy Tickets Too.You"ll Have More Chanches To Win,And More Fun Too!!

3/12/2019 04:04 - Gregory F.

Congratulations mr. Maynard what a great blessing I'm happy for you. Enjoy your new truck if you decide to get one you deserve it. Another big winner in Raleigh area. Whish I could win something big to help me out in my retirement.

3/12/2019 02:41 - Shea J.

What a blessing. I have visioned winning a multi million dollar jackpot and my day to win that 100 million is coming!!

3/12/2019 12:09 - stephane d.

Like you I am also saving my points. Great question, I work daily on counting my points. I want to use them for a prize that is worth it.

3/12/2019 10:56 - Denver G.

CONGRATS !!! Hey LZ, can you tell us what next months lucky rewards drawing will be. I am trying to decide whether or not to save my points.NC Lottery
We're happy to. One Lucke-Rewards member will win $20,000 in the monthly drawing and ten (10) Lucke-Rewards members will win $100 each week.

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