‘It was a big surprise’: NC man says $199,058 lottery win brought his family to tears

North Carolina News

ROBESON COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — Marcos Zeron, of Red Springs, bought a Quick Pick ticket for Saturday’s drawing and won a $199,058 Cash 5 jackpot, according to an NC Education Lottery news release.

“I was with my family,” he said. “We checked on the phone and saw the numbers. We had to check two or three times! Everybody cried.”

Zeron bought his winning Quick Pick ticket for Saturday’s drawing from the Food Lion on East 4th Avenue in Red Springs.

“It was a big surprise,” he said. “We were very happy.”

He claimed his prize Monday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh and took home $140,834 after required federal and state tax withholdings.

With his prize money, Zeron plans to pay some bills and put the rest into savings.

“Now, we’ve got some extra money for saving,” he said. “And maybe a vacation.”

Where can I get the latest lottery numbers?

Watch lottery drawings on FOX8! Mega Millions airs at 11 p.m. on Tuesday and Friday. Powerball airs at 10:59 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturday. The NC Lottery airs at 11:22 p.m. every night.

You can also find the lottery results online on the FOX8 website

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