CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A Charlotte man is celebrating after scoring a $1 million jackpot from the North Carolina Education Lottery.
According to lottery officials, Gudiel Lopez purchased a $30 “Extreme Millions” scratch-off ticket from the Cornor Mart on Eastway Drive earlier this month. He claimed his prize Wednesday at the lottery headquarters in Raleigh. Lopez opted to take the lump sum prize, awarding him $600,000 after taxes.
According to the NC Education Lottery, over $634 million was raised for the state last year.