REGIONAL: Mecklenburg County woman wins $2 million lottery prize

Published 2:32 pm Monday, December 11, 2023

RALEIGH – Jennifer Grullon of Charlotte tried her luck on a $20 scratch-off and won a $2 million prize.

Grullon bought her Platinum ticket from New Century Oriental Supermarket on North Tryon Street in Charlotte.

When Grullon arrived at lottery headquarters Monday to collect her prize, she could choose to receive the prize as an annuity of $100,000 over 20 years or a lump sum of $1.2 million. She chose the lump-sum amount of $1.2 million and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $855,006.

Platinum debuted last August with four $2 million prizes and eight $100,000 prizes. One $2 million prize and two $100,000 prizes remain to be claimed.