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Second Fayetteville man wins $1 million lottery prize

Posted January 8, 2015

Photo Courtesy of North Carolina Education Lottery
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— The day after a Fayetteville veteran claimed a $1 million lottery prize, there‚Äôs another $1 million winner from Fayetteville. 

Richard James purchased a lucky $10 Jackpot ticket at the Circle B on North Reilly Road on Thursday morning. 

A $1 million prize in the game can be claimed in 20 annuity payments of $50,000, or a one-time payment of $600,000. James opted for the lump sum, worth $415,503 after required state and federal withholdings.

On Wednesday, the state lottery officials announced that Sgt. Maj. George Brooks, also of Fayetteville, won $1 million after purchasing a $20 ticket in the $200 Million Blowout game at the Boulevard BP/Amoco station on Bragg Boulevard. 

Brooks, a retired Army veteran, said he plans to use his winnings to buy a new home, help the homeless and donate to an animal shelter.


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