North Carolina man wins $1M on lottery scratch-off, his second big prize of 2023
Cedric Bass of Kannapolis, North Carolina, has won the lottery again after winning three months ago.
A North Carolina man won a $1 million prize after scratching off a North Carolina Education lottery ticket.
The winner, Cedric Bass, a resident of Kannapolis, bought the lottery ticket during a trip to the grocery store, according to a news announcement made by the North Carolina Education Lottery on April 17.
Bass had reportedly stopped by Willow Oaks BP on George W. Liles Parkway in Concord, to pick up the $10 VIP Platinum ticket.
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And this isn't the first time Bass has taken home a lottery win — he won the Cash 5 drawing on January 6.
After winning $187,073 on #Cash5 in January, Cedric Bass of #Kannapolis beat the odds again with a $1 million VIP Platinum prize! His ticket was from Willow Oaks BP on George W. Liles Parkway in #Concord. Three $1 million prizes remain. #NCLottery https://t.co/SULkvqHImO pic.twitter.com/cBiJs7LcL8— NC Education Lottery (@nclottery) April 17, 2023
"Bass matched all five white balls in the Jan. 6 drawing and won $182,073 after splitting the jackpot with another winner," the lottery agency's new release stated.
Bass arrived at the North Carolina Education Lottery headquarters on April 14 to claim his $1 million prize, the agency reported.
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He had the option to either receive the prize "as an annuity of $50,000 over 20 years or a lump-sum of $600,000," the release stated.
Bass chose the lump-sum amount of 600,000 and, following tax withholdings, took home $427,503, the North Carolina Education lottery stated.
The North Carolina Lottery's VIP Platinum game debuted last month and has only five $1 million top prizes — three prizes have yet to be claimed, according to the agency.
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The scratch-off games help the lottery raise an average of over $2.5 million a day for education. Last year, the North Carolina Education lottery reportedly raised over $15.6 million for Cabarrus County.