RALEIGH, N.C. -- A Randolph County man is celebrating after winning a $1 million lottery prize.
Alvaro Aguilar, a carpet installer from Ramseur, won the money by playing the Platinum 7's scratch-off game.
He bought the lucky ticket at the One Stop Shop on Corbin Street in Jacksonville, NC.
He had the choice of taking a $1 million annuity that has 20 payments of $50,000 a year or a lump sum of $600,000. Aguilar chose the lump sum and received $417,009 after taxes.
He plans to use the money to help his mother and family.
“They’re my first priority,” said Aguilar. “I want to make sure they’re taken care of.”