A Claremont man won $1 million on a new North Carolina lottery scratch-off ticket, lottery officials said this week.
David Doub beat the odds of 4 million to 1 to win the prize on the Millionaire Bucks game. He claimed the ticket Monday and chose to take the prize in a lump sum. After state and federal taxes, he collected $415,506.
Doub bought the $20 ticket at the Speedy Mart on Fairgrove Church Road in Conover. He is the first player to win $1 million playing that game; the top prize is $4 million.
Also Monday, Charlotte resident William McDuffie claimed the top prize of $750,000 in the Jumbo Bucks instant ticket game. He beat odds of 3 million to 1. After taxes, his prize is worth $519,378, lottery officials said.
McDuffie bought the $10 ticket at Raceway on Brookshire Boulevard in Charlotte.