Eighty two year old retired businessman Mike Manheim of Greenboro, North Carolina, has been hoping to win the North Carolina Mega Millions lotto jackpot ever since it began in the state in 2006. On 28th May 2010 Mike realised his dream and became a Mega Millions winner, with a Mega Millions lotto jackpot of $12 million.
Mike and his wife, Faye, aged 70, kept their win a secret for almost six weeks before coming forward. They didn’t even tell their children.
The North Carolina Mega Millions lottery winner had been playing the same numbers for around ten weeks and said they were numbers that “he just saw around him.” Manheim’s winning Mega Millions lottery numbers which made him $12 million richer were 3, 11, 20, 29, 39, and a Mega Ball of 26.
Manheim bought his ticket with the winning Mega Millions lottery numbers from Quick Shop at 3930 West Market Street in Greenboro. Quick Shop were delighted to receive $50,000 for selling the ticket which won Manheim the Mega Millions lotto jackpot.
Mike and Faye Manheim do the same thing every time they check the draw. They copy their tickets, so they each have one to check and then they each check off the numbers as they come up on the television screen. Faye Manheim, who is retired from the Greenboro Fire Department said, “I started checking the numbers and found out.
Then I said, ‘we got all the numbers, Baby, we won.’” Mega Millions winner Mike’s answer was “Good.” R.V. The Manheim’s have decided to take the lump sum of $7.7 million which will be $5.3 million after taxes. “When you win a lot like this, you’d like for it to be bigger. But, it was nice for what it was, “Mike Manheim commented.
The North Carolina Mega Millions lottery winner plans to buy an R.V. and tour the country visiting family and friends. “He always said that if he hit the lottery, he was going to buy a motor home, and we are going R.V.ing,” said Faye. They plan to invest the rest of the money in the stock market.