It's Official: This $10 Million Scratch-Off Prize Is The Biggest In State History

Dale and wife Robin Summey with his son Dustin share the big check at the North Carolina Lottery headquarters.

The biggest scratch-off prize ever won made state history in September. And a Lexington handyman may hang up his hammer for good - he's $10 million richer!

A Lexington couple won the record amount in the Ultimate Millions scratch-off game.

The win also ranks as the seventh largest overall prize won by a North Carolinian in the lottery, coming behind a $12 million Mega Millions jackpot win.

“It feels wonderful,” Summey said of his win, according to a statement provided by lottery officials. “But it is still hard to believe. It is. It’s wonderful, and it’s a blessing.”

Players who win the $10 million 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 of $6 million. After state and federal taxes were withheld they received $4.1 million.

There are still another three $10 Million prizes left to play in the Ultimate Millions game.

The number of prizes left at 13 October 2015. You can get up-to-date Ultimate Millions results here.

Dale Summey, who works as a roofer and handyman, said he and his wife would always talk about the things they would do if they ever won the lottery. Now, they’ll be able to decide what they really want to do with the money.

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