Winner is the 4th North Carolina player to win the game’s top prize
James Moade of Cary is the fourth Lucky for Life player in North Carolina to win the top prize of $1,000 A Day for Life.
Moade purchased his winning $2 ticket for the Nov. 9 drawing at the Wegmans Food Market on Davis Drive in Morrisville.
His $2 ticket matched the numbers on all five white balls and the gold Lucky Ball number to beat odds of 1 in 30.8 million.
Moade claimed his prize Tuesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh.
Winners of the Lucky for Life top prize can choose to take their prize as an annuity of $365,000 a year guaranteed for the rest of the winner’s life, or take a lump sum of $5.75 million. Moade chose the annuity and took home his first payment of $257,531 after required federal and state tax withholdings.
Lucky for Life tickets cost $2 and offers players 10 ways to win a prize. Drawings are held on Monday and Thursday nights.