A North Carolina man used his relative’s birthdays to play the lottery — and scored a big win.
Charles Sullivan, a Raleigh resident, hit the jackpot after 10 years of attempting his luck with the similar numbers, the N.C. Education Lottery mentioned Monday in a information launch.
“They were birthdays, family birthdays,” he advised the lottery.
Sullivan bought the windfall after stopping at a Lowes Foods retailer in Knightdale, a city in Wake County. That’s the place lottery officers say Sullivan spent $1 on a ticket for the Carolina Cash 5 recreation.
During the Feb. 13 drawing, he mentioned he watched his lottery picks “pop up, one at a time.” It seems, his ticket matched sufficient numbers to break up the $631,674 prize, the N.C. Education Lottery mentioned.
Sullivan stored $223,458 after taxes. Now, he mentioned he hopes to pay payments and “sit again and chill out just a little bit.
The second one who received the Feb. 13 jackpot purchased a ticket by means of Online Play however hadn’t claimed the different half of the cash as of Monday afternoon. The two winners beat almost 1-in-a-million odds to rating their prizes.
It’s not the first time somebody thought of their members of the family when selecting lottery numbers.
In January, a North Carolina lady additionally break up a jackpot when she performed her late grandmother’s numbers in the Cash 5 game, McClatchy News reported.
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