JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WGHP) — After seeing a movie with his wife Sunday night, Teddy Sparks, of Hubert, stopped at a convenience store to buy a scratch-off and won $100,000, according to an NC Education Lottery news release.
“My wife was scratching the ticket, and then her hands started shaking, and she started freaking out,” Sparks said.
Sparks, a 68-year-old truck driver, bought his winning $25 ticket from the Circle K on North Marine Boulevard in Jacksonville.
“I told her ‘don’t freak out and have a heart attack before we can get the money,’” he said.
Sparks arrived at lottery headquarters Monday to collect his prize. Ater required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $71,017.
He said he would use his winnings to pay some bills and put the rest in the bank.
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Watch lottery drawings on FOX8! Mega Millions airs at 11 p.m. on Tuesday and Friday. Powerball airs at 10:59 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. The NC Lottery airs at 11:22 p.m. every night.
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