NC man almost falls out of fishing boat upon learning of lottery win

NC man almost falls out of fishing boat upon learning of lottery win

RALEIGH, N.C. — Danny Bizzell purchased a Cash five lottery price ticket on July 12, gave it to his spouse and went fishing.

He used to be within the heart of a lake when his spouse, Sandra Dickinson, referred to as to inform him he had gained a $792,655 jackpot.

“I almost fell overboard,” Bizzell mentioned Monday. “I told her, ‘Are you freaking kidding me?'”

Bizzell purchased the profitable price ticket on the Food Lion on North Rogers Lane in Raleigh, the usage of the similar numbers he is performed for almost 13 years.

“When I got my first Cash 5 ticket, I had the machine pick the numbers for me,” he mentioned. “I’m superstitious and don’t like change, so I’ve been using the same set ever since. I can’t believe they finally came up.”

The price ticket beat odds of one-in-962,598 to win the jackpot.

The couple claimed their prize $560,805 after taxes, on Monday.

Dickinson mentioned the jackpot method a 2d likelihood at her dream honeymoon.

“My husband and I didn’t get to go on a real honeymoon,” she mentioned. “But now we can. We’re going to take a cruise. I love to travel, but my husband’s never been outside the country.”

They additionally plan to switch the fishing boat they were given again in 2004.

Updated: August 15, 2019 — 6:09 pm

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