WKAE COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — Darrell Seawell, of Knightdale, did not know how much he won when he arrived at lottery headquarters Tuesday, and he got emotional when he heard he won a $100,000 prize, according to an NC Education Lottery news release.
“I’m 69 years old, and if you’ve never seen an old man cry, I cried,” Seawell said. “It’s a blessing.”
The next thing Seawell did was take out his phone and call his wife, Evelyn.
“He likes to joke around a lot, so when he first told me I said, ‘Stop playing,’” she said. “But then I heard him crying, and I knew he wasn’t joking.”
Seawell bought his winning ticket from Mack’s Mart on Knightdale Boulevard in Knightdale.
He arrived Tuesday afternoon to claim his prize.
After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $71,259.
Seawell said he plans to put his winnings in the bank.
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