Apr. 21—CLOVER — Clover
There's good fortune, and there's making a good fortune. One Clover couple appears to have both.
According to the North Carolina Education Lottery, Clover residents Gloria Walls and Gary Daniel recently won a $1 million top prize in the Jumbo Bucks scratch-off game. It was the first of eight top prizes to be claimed since the game launched earlier this month. The win comes two months after the couple won $500 playing the lottery.
"We thought we hit the big time then," Walls said in a release from the lottery.
The $1 million win came on a $10 ticket bought at the Harris Teeter on Robinwood Road in Gastonia, N.C. The couple recently claimed their prize at lottery headquarters in Raleigh, N.C.
"When I scratched off that number '9' I couldn't speak and the tears came down," Walls said.
Given the choice of $1 million in an 20-payment annuity of $50,000 a year or a $600,000 lump sum, the couple chose the latter. After state and federal taxes the pair took home more than $424,000.
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