Lexington man wins lottery, says he’s buying his wife a Corvette convertible


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LEXINGTON, N.C. — A Lexington man who won a $377,241 lottery said he plans to buy his wife a Corvette convertible.

Michael Scarlett matched all five numbers in the April 16 drawing on his Quick Pick ticket, according to lottery officials.

Scarlett learned of his big win when he checked his numbers on the lottery’s website on Friday morning. He paints cars for Richard Childress Racing.

“I still didn’t believe it so I took the ticket back to where I bought it,” Scarlett said. “The clerk scanned it and then started getting excited. She told me I had won big and that I needed to sign the ticket. It still hasn’t hit me, really.”

He bought the winning ticket at the Welcome Exxon 1-Stop on Old U.S. 52 in Welcome, beating odds of 1 in 575,757.

Scarlett collected a check for $261,239 after state and federal taxes were withheld.

“I’m going to keep working, but this win will help us a lot,” Scarlett said as he collected his winnings. “This feels wonderful.”

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