John Bunn of Bailey purchased a $25 Extreme Cash ticket from the On The Run retailer on Bloomery Road.
“I just happened to pick that one at the right time,” Bunn stated.
When he scratched his ticket and learn the numbers, at first he “didn’t believe it,” Bunn instructed lottery officers.
“I just thought I was reading the wrong numbers,” he stated. “I definitely didn’t think I won.”
He stopped by the lottery headquarters in Raleigh on Monday to choose up his prize, a complete of $70,757 after taxes.
Bunn plans to place the cash towards paying off his residence.
“It’s kind of unreal,” he stated. “It’s just one of those things that’s meant to be.”