$10M North Carolina lottery winner plans to spoil 12 grandkids

$10M North Carolina lottery winner plans to spoil 12 grandkids

A North Carolina grandfather is making plans to retire, acquire his dream area, and spoil his 12 grandkids after successful a $10 million lottery prize.

N.C. Education Lottery officers and media amassed at lottery headquarters in Raleigh on Thursday to rejoice the winner, Theodore Duncan. After being greeted via cheers and confetti, Duncan and his fiancée had been passed a $10 million take a look at.

“I’m 52, and now that I’ve won this, I can finally stop working,” mentioned Duncan. “I’m going to retire and get a brand new three-bedroom house with a big pool. I’m also going to use some of the money to spoil my 12 grandkids.”

He plans to keep in his “little town” of Oxford.

According to Duncan, a 52-year-old device mechanic from Oxford, he purchased a $10,000,000 Colossal Cash scratch-off price ticket on the Berea Mini Mart on U.S. 158 West in Oxford on his means to the landfill to unload trash.

When he scratched off the numbers in his truck, he mentioned he could not imagine what he noticed.

“When I saw the money symbol I knew I won something,” Duncan mentioned. “When I scratched off the prize I couldn’t believe it. I was so shocked I couldn’t drive. I said, ‘I won, I won, I won. I panicked, I just looked down at it. I had to call my brother to come get me.””

He known as his fiancée and his brother, who informed him to get to Raleigh in an instant to declare his prize.

Duncan selected to take house a lump sum of $four,245,009 after required state and federal tax withholdings. He had the choice to take $10 million annuity that has 20 bills of $500,000 a 12 months.

When requested if it was once onerous to make the verdict to depart his process, Duncan laughed and mentioned no. “I’ve been operating since I used to be 15,” he said, adding that he knows someone out there needs his job. “I used to be blessed. It is a brilliant corporate,” he mentioned.

In addition to spoiling his grandkids, Duncan additionally plans to donate $100,000 of his cash to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

“I purchase 3 or 4 [tickets] every week,” Duncan said when he got the check. “I at all times informed those who in the future I would hit the lottery. Today’s that day. It feels so just right.”

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Updated: April 9, 2019 — 4:57 pm

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