Kenneth Stewart of Mooresville won the final top prize in the North Carolina Education Lottery’s $4-Million Ruby Red 7s game. He purchased his winning $20 ticket from the Food Lion store on River Highway in Mooresville.
Mr. Stewart claimed his prize yesterday (December 1) at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. He had the choice of taking the $4-million as an annuity of $200,000 a year for 20 years or a lump sum of $2.4 million. He chose the lump sum and, after federal and state tax withholdings, took home $1,698,006.
For details on how lottery funds have been used in all of North Carolina’s 100 counties, click on the “Impact” section of the lottery’s website, nclottery.com.