Hilda Wood of Clayton tried her luck on a $10 ticket and watched it reveal a $1 million prize.
She purchased her winning Carolina Black: Millionaire Edition ticket from the Food Lion on Timber Drive West in Garner.
Wood claimed her prize Tuesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh.
She had the choice of taking the $1 million as an annuity of 20 payments of $50,000 a year or a lump sum of $600,000. Wood chose the lump sum and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $424,503.