Lottery for Life winners can choose to take a lump sum or $25,000 a year for life.
Nunnery chose the lump sum of $390,000, according to WRAL. After federal and state withholdings, he took home nearly $275,000.
He told WRAL he plans to spend the money on some home improvement projects, pay bills and donate to his church.
The odds of winning the N.C. Education Lottery are one in 1.8 million, WRAL said. Nunnery is the 16th person to win the prize so far in North Carolina.