NC Lottery: $1 Million Win Feels ‘Surreal’ for Lee Kilby

Raleigh, NC (STL.News) Lee Kilby of Wilkesboro was shocked to see his 50X the Cash ticket reveal a $1 million top prize.

“When I scratched it off, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing,” he said.  “It was surreal. I was shocked more than anything.”

Kilby purchased his winning $10 ticket from the Village Market on Sparta Road in North Wilkesboro.

He claimed his prize Friday at NC lottery headquarters in Raleigh.  Kilby had a choice of taking the $1 million as an annuity of $50,000 a year over 20 years, or a lump sum of $600,000.  He chose the lump sum of $600,000 and took home $424,503 after federal and state tax withholdings.

“I couldn’t be more excited about winning,” he said.

Kilby won the last $1 million top prize, so the lottery will begin steps to end the game.