Man in Western NC wins first $2 mil prize in new lottery game
Published: May. 16, 2023 at 8:37 AM EDT
HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. (FOX Carolina) - A man in Henderson County took a chance on a $20 scratch-off ticket and won the first $2 million prize in a new game.
William Byrnside of Mills River bought his lucky $2,000,000 Riches ticket from Molly’s Market on Mills Gap Road in Fletcher.
Byrnside chose the lump-sum amount of $1.2 million and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $855,006.
The $2,000,000 Riches game debuted in May with four $2 million top prizes and eight $100,000 prizes. Three $2 million prizes and seven $100,000 prizes remain to be claimed.
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