Congratulations to Matthew Helms of Concord for his $2 million dollar winnings. Helms had luck on his side with a $20 scratch-off ticket revealing a $2 million top prize. Cabarrus man bought his 100X The Cash ticket at the Little Buck Food Mart on South Union Street in Concord, North Carolina. Helms claimed his prize today February 20th at the lottery headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina. Big winners like Matthew Helms have a choice of receiving their winnings as an annuity of $100,000 over 20 years or a lump sum of $1.2 million. He chose the $1.2 million lump sum, and after required federal and state withholdings, took home $855,006.
The new 100X The Cash launched in December 2022 with five $2 million top prizes and 10 $100,000 prizes. Three $2 million top prizes and seven $100,000 prizes remain to be won. Ticket sales from our scratch-off games make it possible for the lottery to raise an average of $2.5 million daily for education. For details on how $15.6 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Cabarrus County in 2022, visit www.nclottery.com and click on the “Impact” section.