Man Wins Multi-Million Lottery Jackpot After Overwhelming Urge to Buy Ticket

One day, Eric Walker from Concord in North Carolina had a compelling urge to purchase a $30 lottery ticket, a choice that ended up winning him a $5 million jackpot.

Man’s urge to buy a lottery ticket leads to $3 million win.

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An Ordinary Day Turned Extraordinary

Some may say it was an intuitive inner voice others will say that it’s luck. However, with a $5 million payout, Walker is unlikely to mind either way.

Walker picked up his winning 200X The Cash ticket at the Food Lion in Locust, where he is employed. On the day of his incredible win, he visited the store’s lottery vending machine before starting his shift. Walker felt an inexplicable urge to choose a particular ticket. As he scratched it, he was shocked by what he saw.

He had won the top prize of $5 million, the first person to do so from the 200X The Cash game. Unable to believe his luck, he phoned his wife to tell her the news. Walker was then given the choice of receiving a lump sum of $3 million or $250,000 each year for 20 years. He opted for the annuity payments.

The first payment of $250,000 arrived last week and Walker took home $178,759 after taxes. He plans to use this money to pay off his mortgage. Following his win, there are still four $5 million prizes and nine $100,000 prizes remaining in the 200X The Cash game.

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Significant Wins in North Carolina

Walker’s prize is one of the largest scratch ticket wins in North Carolina, adding to the impressive sum won by others in May. Cynthia Harris, another North Carolinian, recently won a $700,000 Instant Jackpot by following a hunch and playing what she thought was a demo game.

Not all jackpot stories are as dramatic. Recently, an 18-year-old high school student from Raleigh turned a $10 lottery ticket into a $1 million win. The teenager’s sister randomly picked the winning ticket, showing that unexpected fortune can strike at any time.

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