North Carolina man Wins $10 Million from a Scratch-Off
North Carolina resident, David Winstead says he’s been playing the Ultimate Millions scratch off game two-at-a-time for a long time hoping to win big, and he finally did!
He purchased his winning ticket at a gas station on Louisburg Road. Daivd bought 2 tickets each time, for $60 total. He scratched the first ticket in his truck and was in awe at what he revealed. “I couldn’t believe it,” he exclaimed. “I knew it was real, but it was a shock.”
Winstead immediately drove home to share the news with his wife. It took a while for the great news to feel real.
He recalls a conversation with his wife, where she marveled that one night they were watching T.V., and the next night they were millionaires!
Winstead had the option to choose to take the prize as an annuity, receiving $500,000 a year for 20 years, or as a lump sum of $6 million.
He chose to take a lump sum for $ 6 million which came to $4,155,009 after taxes and fees.
The couple plans to spend the money on bills, making home improvements, setting up a college fund for their grandchildren, and donating to their church. Winstead also wants to make his dream of fishing in the Big Blue Marlin Tournament come true.
We hope you can make many of your wishes come true, David! Congratulations to you and your family on the big win!