A Gastonia grocery store sold a $1 million winning lottery ticket.
Gloria Walls and Gary Daniel of Clover, South Carolina, bought the winner $10 Jumbo Bucks scratch-off ticket at the Harris Teeter on Robinwood Road.
The couple claimed their prize last week at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. They had the choice of taking the $1 million as an annuity of 20 payments of $50,000 a year or a lump sum of $600,000. The couple opted for the lump sum and each took home $212,251, or $424,502 total, after required state and federal tax withholdings.
“When I scratched off that number ‘9’ I couldn’t speak and the tears came down,” said Walls.
Walls and Daniel say they’re still feeling their initial reaction to the big win — shock.
“We can’t believe that we did it,” said Walls.
The couple thought they had won big a few months ago, until their good luck struck again to the tune of $1 million.
“About two months ago, we won $500,” recalled Walls. “We thought we hit the big time then!”
Jumbo Bucks launched in April with eight top prizes of $1 million. Seven top prizes remain to be won.
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