RALEIGH, N.C. (WGHP) — After James Bock, of Raleigh, won a few dollars playing golf on Tuesday, he bought a lottery ticket and won a $250,000 prize, according to an NC Education Lottery news release.
“I won $15 yesterday playing golf in a golf league, so I figured what the heck,” Bock said.
Bock, 79, bought his winning $5 Mega Bucks Limited Edition ticket from the Han-Dee Hugo’s on Lead Mine Road in Raleigh. He became the first winner of the $250,000 top prize in the new game.
“I’m still shaking. I can’t believe it,” Bock said. “Holy cow.”
Bock said he already has two hole-in-one trophies in his house, and now he can add his $250,000 “Big Check” right beside them.
He arrived at lottery headquarters Wednesday to collect his prize and. After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $177,526.
“My beautiful wife is going to decide what we spend this on,” Bock said, adding that he would be getting himself a new set of golf clubs.
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 Monday, 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.