Second Fayetteville man wins $1 million lottery prize
Posted January 8, 2015
Fayetteville, N.C. — The day after a Fayetteville veteran claimed a $1 million lottery prize, there’s 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.