REGIONAL: Charlotte man collects $1 million scratch-off prize

Published 3:30 pm Wednesday, January 17, 2024

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RALEIGH – Jimareo Sherrill of Charlotte tried his luck on a $50 scratch-off and won a $1 million prize.

Sherrill bought his lucky $10 Million Spectacular ticket from the Walmart Supercenter on North Tryon Street in Charlotte.

When Sherrill arrived to collect his winnings, he had a decision to make. He could choose to receive his prize as an annuity of $50,000 over 20 years or a lump sum of $600,000. He chose the lump sum of $600,000 and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $429,014.

The $10 Million Spectacular game debuted in December with five top prizes of $10 million, 20 prizes of $1 million and 20 prizes of $100,000. Five $10 million prizes, 17 $1 million prizes and 18 $100,000 prizes remain to be claimed.

For details on how $59.2 million raised by the lottery made a difference for education programs in Mecklenburg County last year, visit and click on the “Impact” section.