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Willow Spring man buys $20 scratch-off ticket, wins $5M top prize

Posted October 21, 2019 12:48 p.m. EDT

$5,000,000 Fortune scratch-off

— Gabriel Campos of Willow Spring claimed the first top prize of $5 million in the $5,000,000 Fortune scratch-off game, the North Carolina Education Lottery announced Monday.

Campos purchased the ticket at Circle K on West Williams Street in Apex. He claimed his prize Friday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh.

Campos had the choice of taking the $5 million as an annuity of 20 payments of $250,000, or a lump sum of $3 million. He chose the lump sum. After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $2,122,506.

The $20 ticket launched in August with three top prizes of $5 million and six $100,000 prizes. Two top prizes and five $100,000 prizes remain.

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