Johnston County woman ‘instantly’ wins $1 million lottery prize

Johnston County News

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A Johnston County woman tried her luck on a $10 ticket and watched it reveal a $1 million prize.

Hilda Wood of Clayton purchased her winning Carolina Black: Millionaire Edition ticket from the Food Lion on Timber Drive West in Garner.

Wood claimed her prize Tuesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh.

She had the choice of taking the $1 million as an annuity of 20 payments of $50,000 a year or a lump sum of $600,000. Wood chose the lump sum and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $424,503.

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