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Southern Pines man is second $1 million winner in Colossal Cash

Posted February 7, 2020 9:17 p.m. EST

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— Kenneth Moore of Southern Pines took a second-chance for luck on a lottery ticket and ending up winning $1 million.

Moore’s win came Wednesday as he won the grand prize in the Colossal Cash Second Chance Drawing. The drawing had 834,929 entries.

Moore claimed his prize Thursday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. He had the choice of taking an annuity that has 20 payments of $50,000 a year or a lump sum of $600,000. He chose the lump sum. After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $424,500.

Two Colossal Cash second-chance drawings remain. Each drawing offers 29 prizes including the grand prize of $1 million, three $10,000 prizes, and 25 prizes of $500. To enter those drawings, players enter their $10,000,000 Colossal Cash tickets via the lottery’s website, nclottery.com, or scan the ticket’s bar code using the NC Lottery Official Mobile App.

Ticket sales from scratch-off games help the lottery raise more than $700 million a year for education. For details on how lottery funds are making a difference in all of North Carolina’s 100 counties, click on the “Impact” section of the lottery’s website, https://www.nclottery.com.

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