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A man from Hillsborough has claimed a jackpot-sized win with a scratch-off ticket.
Rodney Emory won the top prize of $4 million playing $150 Million Cash Explosion, according to a news release from the North Carolina Education Lottery.
Emory bought a $20 ticket at the Quality Mart on U.S. 70 in Hillsborough.
He had a choice of taking the $4 million in $200,000 installments over 20 years or a lump sum of $2.4 million. He chose the lump sum and took home $1,698,006 after tax withholdings.
Emory claimed his prize Monday, lottery officials say.
Two $4 million prizes and four $1 million prizes remain to be claimed, the release says.