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Duplin Co. man wins $500 a Week for Life! scratch-off game

DUPLIN COUNTY, NC (WECT) -

A Duplin County man won the $500 a Week for Life! instant scratch-off game that he purchased at the Super Fast Lane on NC 41 in Wallace.

According to lottery officials, the $500 a Week for Life! top prize guarantees winners an annual prize of $26,000 for the rest of their lives. The winner, Sharafe Salah Abdel Jawad, of Wallace, chose a lump sum cash prize worth $354,000, instead of the annuity.

Jawad received a check for $244,968 after state and federal taxes were withheld.

Two more top prizes remain to be claimed in the game, as of Tuesday morning.

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