A brand-new house and car are on the cards for a man from North Carolina whose $2 million Powerball win will help him to fulfil several dreams.
Michael McNair, from Spencer, North Carolina, told lottery officials that he plans to build his dream home from scratch and pick out the perfect car with his $2 million prize from the Powerball lottery. The lucky winner bought his Powerball ticket from a J&J C Store on Concord Mills Boulevard in Concord, and chose a Quick Pick ticket instead of picking his own numbers. Another recent Powerball winner from North Carolina used the same numbers for 32 years before winning $150,000.
“I was at the right place at the right time,” Mr McNair said, suggesting that fate had a part to play in his number selection. A Norfolk woman who won £25,000 on the People’s Postcode Lottery thanked fate for her good fortune. After the draw took place, the North Carolina Lottery winner checked his ticket, and he said he was so excited that he called his mother straight away. The $2 million North Carolina win was the biggest Powerball win in the USA on October 11th.
“I just won $2 million,” Mr McNair exclaimed to his mother, who presumably was equally as shocked. Last Monday at North Carolina Lottery headquarters in Raleigh, Mr McNair claimed his prize and told lottery officials that his dream home will be constructed especially for his wife and their 9-year-old son. A UK Lotto winner from Longbenton was set to buy his dream home after winning £30,000, while a couple from Ireland planned to make their dream home a reality after winning over €45,000 on the Irish Lotto.
The total prize money, after taxes and other withholdings, is worth $1,390,020, and Mr McNair also plans to buy a white BMW as well as build his new home. A Manchester man wanted to buy an Audi A3 after winning on the EuroMillions, despite not having his driving licence. The North Carolina Lottery raises money for education across the state, and the Powerball lottery alone makes more than $600 million per year.
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