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'I think I just won $4M:' Raeford man cashes in on $20 scratch-off ticket

Posted May 4

— A Hoke County man says he will take some time to decide what to do with the money he won on a $4 million North Carolina Education Lottery jackpot, although he says he knows it will at least involve a vacation for him and his wife.

David Champagne, of Raeford, bought a $20 Millionair Bucks scratch-off ticket at the Speedway convenience store on Aberdeen Road.

“I don’t play the lottery,” Champagne said. “I got the ticket on a whim. I was shocked. I showed the ticket to my brother and said, ‘Hey! I think I just won $4 million.’”

Champagne claimed his prize Thursday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh.

He had the option of taking a $4 million annuity or a lump sum worth $2.4 million.

He chose the lump sum, and after tax withholdings, he received $1,668,030.


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  • Rhonda Arthur May 4, 5:30 p.m.
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    . That's our government.

  • Jim Halbert May 4, 2:55 p.m.
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    tax money used as lottery money that gets taxed again on payout. makes sense.