September is starting off well for a Johnston County man, as he has won $1 million in a North Carolina Education Lottery scratch-off jackpot.

Guerrero Anchondo Carmona of Kenly bought his $25 Spectacular Riches ticket at the Safeway Mini Mart on N.C. 210 in Four Oaks.

Carmona chose to take the $600,000 lump sum prize from the ticket, instead of the $50,000 annuity. After state and federal tax withholdings, he got $426,067. Not bad for a $25 investment.

The Spectacular Riches tickets were released in October of 2021 with eight $1 million prizes available. So far, three of those have been won. There were also 20 $100,000 prizes available, and 10 of those have been won.

Ticket sales from scratch-off games make it possible for the lottery to raise an average of $2.5 million a day for education. For details on how $14.4 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Johnston County in 2021, visit and click on the “Impact” section.

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