Kannapolis man wins big in lottery

  • Posted: Friday, June 21, 2013 2:36 p.m.

KANNAPOLIS — Leonard Hipkins will deposit more than $400,000 into his bank account after a big win in the N.C. Education Lottery

Hipkins, of Kannapolis, became the third person to win $1 million playing the $4, million Gold Bullion game. Hipkins scratched off the prize after buying the lucky ticket at the Rushco Food Store on North Cannon Boulevard.

 Winners of the $1 million prize have the option of receiving their winnings in annuity payments of $50,000 for 20 years or getting a lump sum. Hipkins chose the $600,000 cash option and, after federal and state tax withholdings, he received $408,006.

As of Friday, four $1 million prizes and two $4 million prizes remain to be claimed in the game.

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