Choosing winning lottery numbers range in scope. Use your birthdate, numbers you see unconsciously on a daily basis, even using sets of numbers from old addresses you’ve lived. Go to the lottery website in your state and study trends. I’m a huge North Carolina Education Lottery fan. Spending some extra change on scratch-offs to support the cause, plus it’s fun. Polly Burns of Polkton North Carolina said she couldn’t believe her eyes when she saw a $1 million prize on her $10 scratch-off ticket. When winning that much money Burns had to travel to lottery headquarters in Raleigh to collect her prize. She had the choice of receiving the prize as an annuity of $50,000 over 20 years or a lump sum of $600,000. Guess which one she chose? Yep, she opted for the lump-sum amount of $600,000 after state and federal tax withholdings, took home $426,063.
Burns said she wants to use her winnings to pay off her mortgage and also planned to share some with her family. The $1 million prize is the last top prize available in the 50X The Cash game that began in February 2021 so the lottery will start the process of ending the game. A new version of the game started this February with six $1 million prizes still available to be won.
Ticket sales from scratch-off games make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $900 million per year for education. The state provided $24 million in grants, using money raised by the lottery, to help Anson County build a new middle school. This weekend I bet that you’ll win big!