September is starting off well for a Johnston County man, as he has won $1 million in a North Carolina Education Lottery scratch-off jackpot.
Guerrero Anchondo Carmona of Kenly bought his $25 Spectacular Riches ticket at the Safeway Mini Mart on N.C. 210 in Four Oaks.
Carmona chose to take the $600,000 lump sum prize from the ticket, instead of the $50,000 annuity. After state and federal tax withholdings, he got $426,067. Not bad for a $25 investment.
The Spectacular Riches tickets were released in October of 2021 with eight $1 million prizes available. So far, three of those have been won. There were also 20 $100,000 prizes available, and 10 of those have been won.
Ticket sales from scratch-off games make it possible for the lottery to raise an average of $2.5 million a day for education. For details on how $14.4 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Johnston County in 2021, visit www.nclottery.com and click on the “Impact” section.