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.
She won a million but only took home $424,000. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to win $424,000 but the NC and Fed government are going to get more than their share.
The lottery is already fraudulent cause on the ticket it says the top prize is $1 million. So why are they taking $400 thousand off the top and then taxing another almost $200 thousand!!! So that’s over half of your so called top prize….really. I know winning something is better than nothing but the lottery win more than you do.
100% agree with you. Pure rip off.
Sounds like uncle sam did the winning.
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