Woman wins first million dollars from new $10 NC lottery scratch-off game

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Tuesday, September 19, 2023 7:30PM
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YOUNGSVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- A North Carolina woman has a million reasons to be smiling this week after taking a chance on a North Carolina Education Lottery (NCEL) scratch-off game.

According to lottery officials, Linda Smith of Youngsville bought a $10 Red Hot Millions ticket and won the first $1 million prize.

Smith chose the lump-sum payment of $600,000 and took home $427,503 after required state and federal tax withholdings.

She purchased the ticket at ET's Quick Stop on N.C. 96 in Youngsville.

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