A North Carolina mechanic was on the way to a landfill to dump some trash when he decided to buy a scratch-off lottery ticket.
It was a move that turned out to be golden, as the 52-year-old grandfather won the top prize in the $10 million Colossal Cash scratch off jackpot, according to a North Carolina Education Lottery news release.
Now, he can buy his dream home and spoil his grandchildren.
Theodore Duncan, of Oxford, appeared at lottery headquarters in Raleigh to collect his prize after his $30 scratch-off produced the big winner. Duncan took the lump sum option, which means that after taxes he will take home $4,245,009.
“I always told people that one day I’d hit the lottery,” Duncan said after receiving his check. “Today’s that day. It feels so good.”
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