Gregory Warren, a mechanic in Franklinville, picked up a Money 5 lottery ticket for the September 29 drawing whereas filling fuel at some point after work.
He did not verify the ticket till Monday, October 4. That is when Warren realized he received half of a $391,870 jackpot.
“I forgot about it,” Warren stated on Tuesday whereas accumulating his prize at North Carolina Training Lottery headquarters in Raleigh. “I am nonetheless form of shocked. I did not get an entire lot of sleep final night time. An excessive amount of pleasure!”
After federal and state tax withholdings, he walked away with a cool $138,624.
“I feel I am going into enterprise for myself mowing yards,” Warren stated. “I’ve received a 14-year-old son and I wanna get a enterprise began in order that he’ll have one thing to do when he graduates from highschool.”
The opposite half of the jackpot went to a lady in New Bern.
The chances of Warren profitable a Money 5 jackpot? Lottery officers stated it is 1 in 962,598.