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Daniel Greenan, $2-million winner in N.C.E.L.'s Instant Millions game
courtesy of Jonathan LaRowe, N.C.E.L. Public Relations Specialist

Mooresville Man Wins $2-Million in N.C.E.L.

Daniel Greenan of Mooresville has won a $2 million prize in the North Carolina Education Lottery’s Instant Millions game. Mr. Greenan bought his lucky Instant Millions ticket Friday (May 17) from the Home Run Market on Williamson Road in Mooresville. He paid $20 for the winning scratch-off ticket. His was the first $2 million top prize awarded in the new game.

Mr. Greenan claimed his prize at lottery headquarters Monday (May 20). He had the choice of receiving his prize as an annuity of $100,000 over 20 years or a lump sum of $1.2 million. Mr. Greenan chose the annuity option and, after his first $100,000 payment on Monday, he collected $70,657 after taxes. Mr. Greenan said he will use his winnings to travel around the country, including visits to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon.

For details on how funds raised by the lottery made a difference for education programs in Iredell County or any other North Carolina county last year, visit and click on the “Impact” section.