- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 22, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A roofer and handyman from Lexington has a chance to give up his tools after winning the largest scratch off prize in North Carolina lottery history.

The N.C. Education Lottery says Dale Summey and his wife, Robin, claimed the top prize of $10 million in the new Ultimate Millions game. It’s the seventh largest overall prize won by a North Carolinian in the lottery.

Players can choose to take the prize as an annuity, receiving $500,000 a year for 20 years, or as a lump sum of $6 million. Summey and his wife chose the lump sum and, after state and federal taxes were withheld, they took home $4.1 million.

Summey bought the winning ticket in Thomasville and held onto it for four days before discovering he had won.

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