RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) — A North Carolina truck driver who was resting from driving won $2 million with a lucky scratch lottery ticket, officials said Monday.
Chadwick Denton, 44, of Henderson, raised the big bucks Friday in Raleigh at the NC Education Lottery Commission headquarters.
Denton was driving when he took a break and stopped at the Best Bet BP on Oine Road in Norlina, Warren County, according to a lottery commission press release.
Denton, a married father, bought a 100X The Cash ticket for $20 from the store about 2 miles off Interstate 85.
When he started scratching and saw the letters “mil” on his ticket, Denton realized he had won big money.
“I’ll be honest with you, if the door had been open I probably would have fallen out,” Denton told lottery officials. “It hit me that hard.”
Denton said he plans to use the money to buy a new home for his wife and children.
“It’s like a one-time thing,” Denton said. “Even now I’m still in shock.”
Denton opted for the $1.2 million lump sum and took home $851,755 after paying taxes, officials said.
https://www.cbs17.com/news/north-carolina-news/nc-truck-driver-wins-2-million-with-scratch-off-ticket-during-lucky-rest-break/ Henderson truck driver wins $2 million on lottery scratch card during Warren County’s rest break in Norlina