How would you react with the news of a sudden multi-million dollar lottery win? Unfortunately, I have yet to experience that. However, a $3 million lottery win for a North Carolina man brought him to tears. According to WBTV, 47-year old John Turner of Cleveland County bought a $30 Fabulous Fortune scratch-off and “started bawling” upon discovering the $3 million win. And, where did this North Carolina man buy his $3 million winning lottery ticket?
Turner bought the ticket at the Kangaroo Express on Mallard Creek Road in Charlotte. Of course, as with all big wins, the lottery winner had to choose how to receive his big windfall. Would it be the annuity of $150,000 over 20 years? Or, how about the lump sum of $1.8 million? Turner selected the lump sum. And, after taxes, he pocketed more than $1.2 million.
And, for those of you wishing to score your own $3 million lottery win like this North Carolina man you probably need to choose a different ticket. According to the lottery website, all six of the $3 million jackpots for this particular ticket are gone. But, there are valuable prizes still available on other scratch-off tickets.
I keep telling myself I need to do the “research” to give myself better odds. See, the lottery website publishes which prizes are still available on tickets and which have been claimed. But, in the end it’s still a game of chance. Although, I’m all about at least trying to improve my chances. So, I will take that ticket on my fridge worth $20 and cash it in on another.
In the meantime, congratulations on the $3 million win for this North Carolina man shedding tears of joy! And, some folks like to know where winners buy their tickets in case those spots hold some mysterious charm. So, now you know where this North Carolina man bought his $3 million winning lottery ticket. Check the lottery site for updates on jackpots and the next Mega Millions on May 2. And, read the full story about John Turner’s win and how he plans to spend it here on WBTV.
The man went from $30 to $3,000,000 after buying a scratch-off ticket in Charlotte https://t.co/wk5Svpds5s— WBTV News (@WBTV_News) April 28, 2023