North Carolina Man’s Lottery Winnings Multiplied to $1 Million
Frank Castillo is a seafood salesman in Surry County, North Carolina who recently matched all five balls in a Mega Millions drawing on July 20, 2012. Getting all five numbers correct would usually win someone $250,000, but because Castillo paid an extra dollar for the Megaplier option, his winnings were multiplied to $1,000,000.00.
Castillo verified his win at Jonestown Family Fare, the store where he had initially purchased the ticket in Winston-Salem. When the clerk told him how much he had won, Castillo nearly fainted. He hadn’t realized that his win would be multiplied four times. “I’m still pinching myself,” Castillo told the North Carolina Lottery Representative.
The cash payout ends up being approximately $680,000 after taxes. Castillo plans to use the money to pay off outstanding loans on his house and car. He also plans to start his own business and begin saving for his children’s college educations.
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