Brunswick County woman wins $1 million lottery prize

SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) — A Southport woman turned a $10 scratch-off ticket into a $1 million payday.

Wendy Diaz bought her Carolina Black ticket from the Kopp’s Kwik Stop 2 on George II Highway in Southport.

She arrived at lottery headquarters on Friday to collect her prize. She could choose to receive the prize as an annuity of $50,000 over 20 years or a lump sum of $600,000. She chose the lump-sum amount of $600,000 and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $426,063.

Since Diaz won the last top prize, the lottery will begin steps to end the game.


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