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Winston-Salem woman wins $1 million in lottery

She purchased a $10 scratch-off ticket and found out she won big.
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Coquitlam BC Canada - March 26, 2014 : Scratching lottery tickets. The British Columbia Lottery Corporation has provided government sanctioned lottery games in British Columbia since 1985.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem woman is $1 million richer after she bought a scratch-off ticket at a local convenience store.

Loretta Mitchell bought a $10 Jumbo Bucks ticket from Three Corner Food Mart in Winston-Salem. 

That's when she found out she won the $1 million prize.

Mitchell could decide between receiving an annual $50,000 for the next 20 years or a lump sum of $600,000. 

She decided to receive a lump sum of $600,000 at the lottery headquarters and took home $426,063 after taxes.