N.C. lottery winner to give away his jackpot

N.C. lottery winner to give away his jackpot

An Army veteran from Statesville, North Carolina, plans to give his $250,000 lottery jackpot to assist other people fighting substance abuse.

Terry McClelland and his spouse intend to use the proceeds from his fortunate scratch-off price ticket win to get started a non-profit counseling middle geared toward releasing other people from their addictions — his spouse’s lifelong dream.

“This is what I was put on this earth to do,” McClelland’s spouse, additionally named Terry, informed lottery officers. She is is pursuing her doctorate in psychology. “It’s my calling,” she stated. “This is why I did all those years of college. There’s people out there that need something, and now we are going to be able to help and bless someone else.”

Her husband stopped via the Speedway on Turnersburg Highway in Statesville on Saturday to play the $250,000 Diamond Dazzler scratch-off. He beat odds of one in 1.2 million.

“When I scratched that ticket, I couldn’t believe it,” he stated when the couple claimed the prize at lottery headquarters in Raleigh on Monday. “It’s still unbelievable.”

After state and federal tax withholdings, the couple took house $173,754.

The $five recreation began in September with 5 most sensible prizes of $250,000. Two most sensible prizes stay to be claimed.

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Updated: December 2, 2017 — 5:20 am

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