Brunswick Co. woman wins $1 million prize on scratch-off ticket

RALEIGH, N.C. (WECT) - A Southport woman won a $1 million prize on a $10 scratch-off ticket, according to North Carolina Education Lottery officials.

Wendy Diaz bought the winning Carolina Black ticket from the Kopp’s Kwik Stop 2 on George II Highway in Southport.

Lottery officials say Diaz decided to take the lump-sum amount of $600,000 instead of an annuity of $50,000 over 20 years. She took home $426,063 after required state and federal tax withholdings.

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