According to the North Carolina Education Lottery, a newcomer to the state of North Carolina won a significant sum during his first week in the Tar Heel state.
Last week, Jeremy Hartzell, a new resident of Asheville, North Carolina, won the $1 million lottery jackpot after buying a $10 scratch-off Big Cash Payout ticket at a Quick Mart convenience shop in Marshall. Hartzell’s winning ticket was part of the Big Cash Payout game.
The man, who is a father of two and is 25 years old, told the North Carolina Education Lottery that he simply “had a need” to purchase a scratch-off ticket, and that impulse paid off for him.
On Monday, Hartzell claimed his win at the offices of the North Carolina Lottery in Raleigh. He made the decision to receive a lump sum payment of $600,000 rather than an annuity payment of $50,000 per year for the next 20 years.
After deducting the necessary amounts for state and federal taxes, Hartzell was left with a total of $426,063.
“This couldn’t have come at a better time in my life,” Hartzell told the outlet.
Hartzell said that he plans to use his earnings toward assisting in the financial maintenance of his children. In addition to that, he intends to purchase a house rather than continue renting.
The Big Cash Payout game was first played for the first time in December 2021, and Hartzell was the lucky winner of the fourth and final million-dollar jackpot. The process of winding down the Big Cash Payout game will get underway as soon as this message is sent out.
According to the North Carolina Education Lottery, proceeds from scratch-off game ticket sales provide nearly $2.5 million every day for educational causes.