MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Kenneth Stewart of Mooresville turned $20 into $4 million when he scored the last top prize in the North Carolina Education Lottery’s Ruby Red 7s game.
He bought his winning ticket from the Food Lion on River Highway in Mooresville and claimed his prize Tuesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh.
Stewart had the choice of taking the $4 million as an annuity of $200,000 a year for 20 years or a lump sum of $2.4 million. He chose the lump sum and, after federal and state tax withholdings, took home $1,698,006.
Ruby Red 7s launched in January with four top prizes of $4 million and eight $100,000 prizes. Stewart won the last top prize so the lottery will begin steps to end the game.
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