Wake County man wins $5 million with lottery scratch-off game

Wake County News

APEX, N.C. (WNCN) — A Wake County man is now a lucky Wake County man after winning $5 million on a lottery scratch-off game.

Gabriel Campos of Willow Spring walked into the Circle K on West Williams Street in Apex, purchased the $20 ticket and became the first top prize winner of North Carolina Lottery’s new Fortune scratch-off game.

Campos claimed his top prize Friday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh.

He had the choice of taking the $5 million as an annuity of 20 payments of $250,000, or a lump sum of $3 million. He chose the lump sum.

After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $2,122,506.

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