Man turns $30 scratch cards into $5 million prize

GREENSBORO, NC (Gray News) – A North Carolina man recently became a millionaire thanks to a lucky scratch card.

Lottery officials from the North Carolina Education Lottery said Torrance Person took a shot at a $30 scratch card and won a $5 million prize.

Officials said Person won the award while playing the 200X The Cash scratch-off game. He bought the ticket at a 7-Eleven store on Greensboro Road in High Point.

The Greensboro resident chose the $3 million flat-rate option. Officials said he took home $2,130,309 after taxes.

According to the North Carolina lottery, the 200X The Cash game debuted in March, with six $5 million top prizes and 18 $100,000 prizes.

Lottery officials said scratch card sales raise more than $900 million annually for education.

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