Forsyth County man celebrates ‘Colossal’ $1 million lottery win   

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 1, 2019

        
RALEIGH — Rodney Johnson of Lewisville is celebrating his good fortune after he won a $1 million lottery prize.
 
Johnson bought the winning $10 Million Colossal Cash scratch-off ticket when he went to the E Stop on Lewisville-Clemmons Road in Lewisville.  
 
He claimed his prize Wednesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. Johnson had the choice of taking a $1 million annuity that has 20 payments of $50,000 a year or a lump sum of $600,000. He chose the lump sum. After federal and state tax withholdings, he took home $424,509. 
 
The $30 ticket launched in August with four top prizes of $10 million and 16 $1 million prizes. Two $10 million and eight $1 million prizes remain. Players can also enter their tickets into one of three remaining second-chance drawings for a chance to win $1 million.
 
Ticket sales from games like $10 Million Colossal Cash make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $650 million a year for education.