REGIONAL: Charlotte woman bags $1 million scratch-off win

Published 12:12 pm Tuesday, October 24, 2023

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RALEIGH – Angelita Blackstock of Charlotte took a chance on a $30 scratch-off ticket and won a $1 million prize.

Blackstock bought her lucky Millionaire Maker ticket from RaceWay on Brookshire Boulevard in Charlotte.

When Blackstock arrived at lottery headquarters Monday, she had a decision to make. She could choose to receive her prize as an annuity of $50,000 over 20 years or a lump sum of $600,000. She chose the lump-sum amount of $600,000 and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $427,509.

For details on how $61.8 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Mecklenburg County in 2022, visit and click on the “Impact” section.