Winston-Salem woman wins first $4 million prize in new 100X The Cash game
RALEIGH – Serenah Arnett of Winston-Salem became the first person to win the $4 million top prize in the new 100X The Cash game.
Arnett bought the $20 ticket at Walmart on Brookberry Park in Winston-Salem. She claimed her prize Monday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh.
Winners of the top prize have a choice of taking a $4 million annuity that has 20 payments of $200,000 a year or a lump sum of $2.4 million. She chose the lump sum. After required state and federal tax withholdings, she took home $1.69 million.
100X The Cash launched this month with three top prizes of $4 million and six $1 million prizes. Two $4 million and all six $1 million prizes remain to be claimed.
Ticket sales from games like 100X The Cash make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $600 million a year for education. For details on how lottery funds have made a difference in all of North Carolina’s 100 counties, click on the “Impact” section of the lottery’s website.