Lincolnton man wins $1 million in lottery, plans to buy new truck

A Lincolnton man hit big when playing the Extreme Millions scratch-off game, hauling in $1 million from the ticket. Tracy Reynolds could barely contain himself after finding out he'd won. 

“I was in tears when I saw it,” Reynolds said. “I am just so blessed. This couldn't come at a better time.”

Reynolds had stopped at a Murphy Express gas station on N. Generals Blvd. in Lincolnton Sunday night where he picked up a $30 Extreme Millions lottery ticket. He won $60 on the first one, so he decided to go back in and get another. 

“I only had to scratch the first number to realize what I was holding,” Reynolds said. “I couldn’t believe it.”

Reynolds claimed his prize Thursday at the lottery headquarters in Raleigh. He had a choice between 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 required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $417,015. Reynolds says he plans to use some of the money to get a new pickup truck.

Extreme Millions launched in December 2016 with four $10 million prizes and 22 $1 million prizes. Two $10 million prizes and 11 $1 million prizes remain, so keep playing!