Chatham County man buys lottery ticket ‘loaded’ with $4 million prize

Siler City, NC – Chatham County has a new millionaire. Leonard Bowers of Siler City’s $10,000 Loaded ticket won him a $4 million top prize.

Bowers purchased his lucky $20 scratch-off NC Lottery ticket at the Murphy Express on New Chatham Road in Siler City.

He claimed his prize Wednesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh.

Bowers had the choice of taking the $4 million as an annuity of $200,000 a year over 20 years, or a lump sum of $2.4 million. He chose the lump sum and took home $1,698,006 after federal and state tax withholdings.

The $10,000 Loaded game started in October 2019 with three top prizes of $4 million and three $100,000 prizes. One $4 million prize and one $100,000 prize remain to be won.